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JO: Lavillenie, Picon, Riner… 5 reasons to set the alarm clock in the night from Friday to Saturday

2021-07-30T16:46:18.340Z

The pole vault qualifications with the Lavillenie question mark, windsurfing, team judo with perhaps Teddy Riner and triathlon will be key appointments on the night from Friday to Saturday at the Tokyo Olympics.



Triathlon, Mixed team event (0h30)


After the disappointments of the individual events (Léonie Périault 5th; Vincent Luis 13th), the blue triathletes shoot down their last card, the team event.

On the track, Cassandre Beaugrand, Léonie Périault, Dorian Coninx and Vincent Luis to defend the chances of a team that arrived in Tokyo with ambition and for the moment very frustrated.

To discover

  • The full Olympic program

  • The Olympic medal table

Athletics, Ladies' Discus (qualifying at 2:30), Pole vault (qualifying men at 2:40)


For one, discus thrower Mélina Robert-Michon, silver medalist in Rio, qualifying should be a formality before the grand final on Monday.

For the other, pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie, this step promises to be crucial to see where his left ankle is, injured three weeks ago.

In a private competition already by the American Sam Krendricks, who tested positive for Covid-19, losing Lavillenie in qualifying would be heartbreaking.

Especially since everyone is waiting to see the duel of the Frenchman with the current king of the discipline, the Swede Armand “Mundo” Duplantis, in search of his first Olympic title.

To read also: Olympic Games: medal in his pocket, Charline Picon will play “for gold” on Saturday

Windsurfing, women's final regatta (5h)


Charline Picon to make history. The French, reigning Olympic champion, will line up this Saturday, with ambition for the final regatta. At 36, she wants to become the first double gold medalist. Before the final round, the Rochelaise is behind the Chinese Yunxiu Lu and the Briton Emma Wilson.

Basketball, 3rd day group A (3h)


After their initial success against the United States, Vincent Collet's players followed suit against the Czech Republic to register as one of the team sports teams to follow.

Cohesion, ambition, the group led by Evan Fournier, led by Rudy Gobert, guided by Nicolas Batum ends up with Iran (against whom Team USA had fun 120-66) to complete a perfectly controlled group stage.

Qualified in the quarterfinals, he wants to see far.

To read also: "I find myself beautiful with this medal!"

Teddy Riner does the show in the mixed zone ...

Judo, Mixed team event (4h00) A


new event on the Olympic program, this mixed team competition could allow judo to end its Games in apotheosis. Even if Japan remains the big favorite, the Blues have no shortage of assets to come and tickle Japanese hegemony. Three men (-73kg, -90kg and + 90kg) and three women (-57kg, -70kg and + 70kg) will play a fight and in the event of a tie three everywhere, a draw among all categories will be made to determine a 7th and last game. Stopped in his quest for coronation but crowned with bronze on Friday, Teddy Riner will try to conquer his 5th Olympic medal, and the French team to leave with 8 podiums. An exceptional result in the ambient gloom on the hexagonal side.

Source: lefigaro

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