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Judo, fencing, canoeing, athletics, BMX or even handball, there is no shortage of important events inviting the French.

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BMX, Race (Semi-finals at 3 a.m.; Finals at 4 a.m.)

Only Manon Valentino failed on Thursday in her quest for the sesame for the BMX semi-finals.

The other engaged Frenchmen, Joris Daudet, Sylvain André and Roman Mahieu, as well as Axelle Etienne in the women, will try to bring to the unhappy tricolor cycling in MTB, as in road cycling, a first medal in Tokyo.

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Canoeing, Slalom K1 men (semi-finals at 7 a.m.)

Boris Neveu (35 years old; 2014 world champion) discovers the Olympic Games. And he clings to his dream of an Olympic medal. He started with a scare in the 1st heat (he was penalized with a 50 '' penalty for missing a gate), before a consistent 2nd heat which allowed him to climb to 5th place. The Italian De Gennaro and the Czech Prskavec are well established.

Fencing, Epée Men's team event (Start at 3:00 am)

Hello, Romain Cannone is back.

The unexpected Olympic champion from last Sunday is pulling his sword out of the scabbard to try and help France retain their Olympic title.

In the company of a revengeful Yannick Borel after his painful individual failure (elimination from the 1st round) and still formidable in the team competition, and an Alexandre Bardenet who would see himself embellish his discovery of the Games with a medal, Cannone dream of doubled.

It will first go through a quarter-final against the Americans or the Japanese, before going to see higher.

Teddy Riner upon his arrival in Tokyo PHILIP FONG / AFP

To read also: JO: Teddy Riner has an appointment with History

Judo, D-Day for Teddy Riner (From 11:00 am)

Five years he's been waiting for this. To be able to enter a little more into the history of French sport by becoming the first to win three Olympic titles in a row. Even though he's no longer the invincible judoka he was in Rio, Teddy Riner remains the heavyweight favorite. Or at least the man to be slaughtered. Not being seeded, he will have the privilege of fighting first, against the Austrian Stephan Hegyi. The rest, if all goes well, should go crescendo, with the Israeli Or Sasson, then the Russian world number 1 Tamerlan Bashaev. Before, who knows, a royal final against the Japanese Hisayoshi Harasawa. Also to watch in women Romane Dicko, often presented as a future female Riner,who will be a very serious candidate for gold.

The Blues of the hand expected against Spain GONZALO FUENTES / REUTERS

Athletics, Series (From 2h00)

Even if no final is scheduled in the morning, the start of hostilities at the Olympic Stadium is always an event during the Games.

Especially since a few French people will be on the track, like Rénelle Lamote in the women's 800m or the trio Djilali Bedrani, Louis Gilavert, Alexis Phelut engaged on the 3,000m steeplechase.

A simple warm-up before the rest ...

Handball, France-Spain (7:15 am)

There will be no question of qualifying this Friday between the Spanish European champion and the French Olympic vice-champion. With three wins in three matches each, France and Spain have already done the job to ensure their sustainability in the tournament. This does not mean that this duel will have no stake, quite the contrary. Already, because Ibères et Bleus are hardly used to giving each other gifts. And then because the winner will take an almost final option on the first place of the group, always very interesting in view of the continuation of the operations.

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2021-07-29

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