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Rowing, rugby, BMX, judo, swimming: 5 reasons to wake up from Wednesday to Thursday night


The final of the lightweight two-couple with a chance for a medal for the Blue, the debut of rugby or BMX, the events of the night promise to be spectacular.

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Rugby, France-Fiji (2h)

6th in Rio in 2016 and 3rd in the last World Cup, the French want to continue to climb the steps of the hierarchy during the Olympic tournament.

The Blue will start against Fiji, before crossing against Brazil (at 10am).

“The goal is to make a medal.

Girls want to be Olympic champions.

In Rio, they left with the idea of ​​creating a surprise but there, we are no longer in this process of wanting to appear but rather to make a medal, ”summarized Julien Candelon, manager of the Blue.

BMX, race (3h)

The France team lines up in the quarter-finals this Thursday (semi-finals and final, Friday), with ambition (Axelle Etienne, Manon Valentino; Sylvain André, Joris Daudet, Romain Mahieu) in a spectacular event, enamelled by falls and twists and turns (the participation of the Dutchman Niek Kimmann remains uncertain after a collision with an official during a training session), unpredictable.

Head of poster of the France team Joris Daudet, one of the figures of the discipline, will try during his last Olympic Games, to win a first medal.

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All the results

Rowing, Double sculls (3h10)

After the emotion of the gold medal won on Wednesday by Mathieu Androdias and Hugo Boucheron, in a couple, Claire Bové and Laura Tarantola (2nd in their semi-final) won their ticket for the finals of the Tokyo Olympic Games in two of light weight couples.

Vice-champions of Europe, they are aiming for the podium in a very open race.

Judo, -78kg women and -100kg men

After a day without a medal on Wednesday, its first since the start of the Games, French judo will be keen to resume its march forward in the Budokan temple.

All the more so with Madeleine Malonga, world number 1 in her under 78kg category, world champion in 2019 and vice-world champion a few weeks ago.

The judokate will try to bring a 5th medal to her discipline, in the company of Alexandre Iddir, undoubtedly talented but who is still trying to obtain his first major international medal.

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The program of the day

Swimming, 100m men (4h37)

The Russian Kliment Kolesnikov (21 years old who plays under a neutral banner), marked the spirits in the semi-finals in 47''11, best time of the season and new European record.

He beat the American Caeleb Dressel (47''23).

The duel promises in the final of the 100 m.

Frenchman Maxime Grousset will participate in the final.

JO-2020: Thursday finals program:

Program of the finals of Thursday, July 29, 2021 (in Paris time):


(02:18): Two without coxswain men

(02:30): Two without coxswain women

(02:50): Two of couple light weight men

(03:10): Two of couple light weight women

Canoeing - Slalom

(8:55 am): C1 ladies


(12.55 p.m.): Foil by women's teams

Artistic gymnastics



Individual general competition ladies


(11.25 a.m.): -78 kg ladies

(11.50 a.m.): -100 kg men



03:30): 800m freestyle men

(03h44): 200m breaststroke men

(04h28): 200m butterfly women

(04h37): 100m freestyle men

(05h31): 4x200m freestyle relay women

Table tennis

(2:00 p.m.): Ladies '




a.m.): Ladies'


pit (8:30 a.m.): Men's Olympic pit

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2021-07-28

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