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The sabers, Manaudou and the rugby sevens dream of gold ... the recap 'of the night in Tokyo

2021-07-31T05:40:26.072Z

In the saber, 50m freestyle and rugby sevens final, the French shone in Tokyo. Find the highlights of a refreshing night for the Blues.



Fencing (F): France in the team saber final


New medal guaranteed for France.

The French sabers have just beaten Italy (45-39) in the semi-finals of the team event.

Largely in the lead after six stints (30-14), the Blue were scared after Michela Battiston's huge run against Charlotte Lembacj (18-5) but Manon Brunet and Cécilia Berder finished the job.

In the final, the France team will be opposed to Russia, impressive against South Korea (45-26).

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Judo: At the end of the suspense, France leaves Israel and spins in the half of the team event


The Blues were hot, very hot.

Led 1-3 by Israel, France were put back on track by Romane Dicko and Teddy Riner.

At 3-3, a decisive fight was therefore needed to decide between the two nations and it was Margaux Pinot who propelled France into the half thanks to her victory by ippon over Sharir.

The semi-final of the France team is announced at 7:30 am.

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Rugby 7 (F): the Bleues dominate Great Britain and spin in the final, a new medal guaranteed for France


New charm guaranteed for the French delegation.

Les Bleues qualified for the final of rugby sevens by dominating Great Britain (26-19), in the second semi-final of the Olympic tournament.

The French have scored four tries including two by Ciofani at the start of each half.

Direction therefore the final for the Blue which will be opposed to New Zealand, silver medal in Rio in 2016, (11h00)

The French rugby sevens team in the Tokyo Olympics final.

GREG BAKER / AFP

Swimming (M): Manaudou in the 50m freestyle final, Grousset eliminated


Florent Manaudou will be a serious candidate for the podium on Sunday in the 50m freestyle final.

The French won his semi-final with great ease (21.53) and set the second fastest time in the semi-finals.

Obviously the best time went to the indestructible Caeleb Dressel, winner of the second semi-final.

A race where we found Maxime Grousset.

The fourth in the 100m freestyle took last place.

Not necessarily enough to reach the final.

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Basketball (H): France received three out of three


Three matches, three victories for the Blues in basketball.

After the USA, the Czech Republic, Iran fell to France (79-62).

Seriously, Vincent Collet's men will have to wait now before knowing their opponent for the quarterfinals, scheduled for Tuesday.

On Saturday, eleven of the twelve French players scored points and it was Thomas Heurtel who finished top scorer with 16 points.

Rudy Gobert THOMAS COEX / AFP

Triathlon: France wins bronze medal in mixed relay


That makes fourteen medals for France in Tokyo. After disappointing individual events, the French triathlon delegation reacted to the mixed relay. Despite a complicated start, Léonie Périault, Dorian Coninx, Cassandre Beaugrand and Vincent Luis managed to come back up to win the bronze medal. The first charm of the French triathlon at the Olympic Games. The title went to Great Britain as the United States took second place.

Athlé (H): Renaud Lavillenie qualified for the pole vault final


After a complicated start to the competition where he came close to the exit at 5.50m but Renaud Lavillenie is a champion and he has found the resources to pass this bar. Behind, the 2012 Olympic champion passed to the second 5.65m and the first 5.75m. Enough to reach the final on Tuesday. On the other hand, no final for Valentin Lavillenie (5.65m) nor for Ethan Cormont (5.50m)

Athlé (H): Tual and Bosse in the half of the 800m, Robert eliminated


A fall for the Blues in the 800m.

Benjamin Robert, fifth in his series, will not see the semi-finals of the discipline.

On the other hand, Pierre-Ambroise Bosse, sixth in his series

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thought he would be eliminated but finally the Frenchman barely missed the time.

On the other hand, Gabriel Tual did not need to wait since he took third place in his race, directly qualifying for the rest.

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Athlé (F): Mélina Robert-Michon eliminated during the discus throw qualifying


Bad news for the French delegation.

For her sixth Olympic Games, Mélina Robert-Michon (42) will not play the discus throw final.

With a throw of 60.88m, the Habs took fifteenth place in qualifying while the top twelve climbed to the final.

Athlé (F): Valette eliminated in the 100m hurdles series


She was the only French competitor in this discipline after the forfeit of Cyréna Samba-Mayela, injured during the warm-up.

Laura Valette unfortunately did not shine.

La Nantaise finished last in her series (14''52) and did not advance to the semi-finals of the 100m hurdles.

Swimming (M): the title and the world record for Caeleb Dressel on 100m butterfly


The monster continues its harvest.

Caeleb Dressel won the third Olympic title of his week on Saturday after the 4x100m freestyle relay and the 100m freestyle.

This time, the American crushed the 100m butterfly by signing a new world record in the final (49.45).

Dressel beat Hungarian Milak and Swiss Ponti.

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Swimming (F): Australian McKeown crowned over 200m backstroke


Second gold medal for Kaylee McKeown.

After her title in the 100m backstroke, the impressive Australian doubled in the 200m backstroke with great ease.

McKeown edged out Canadian Kylie Masse and compatriot Emily Seebohm.

Swimming (F): No final for Henique and Wattel in the 50m freestyle


There will be no French women in the 50m freestyle final on Sunday.

Marie Wattel, drafted at the last moment following two forfeits, took seventh place in the first half (24.76) while Mélanie Henique was sixth in the second (24.63).

Insufficient to reach the final.

Florent Manaudou STEFAN WERMUTH / REUTERS

Swimming (F): Over 800m, Ledecky wins her 7th Olympic title


The American Katie Ledecky was crowned Olympic champion in the 800m on Saturday, winning her seventh title and her second at the Tokyo Games and maintaining her dominance over long distance after having yielded over 200 and 400 m. Starting in the lead, the swimmer from Maryland won in 8'12''57 after widening the gap at each length, ahead of her young Australian rival Ariarne Titmus (8'13''83) and the Italian Simone Quadarella (8'18''35). Ledecky, who was aiming for five titles in Tokyo, therefore left with two gold medals and three setbacks in the final: the first two against Titmus in 400m on Monday (2nd) and 200m on Wednesday (5th), then against the Chinese relay of the 4x200m Thursday (2nd).

Swimming: Great Britain's title in the mixed 4x100m medley relay


Gold medal and world record for Great Britain in the 4x100m medley relay (3: 37.58).

The British beat China and Australia, which completed the podium.

Sofiane Oumiha UESLEI MARCELINO / REUTERS

Boxing (M): Oumiha eliminated in 8th by arbitration decision (lightweight)


Big disappointment for France.

Entered in the lightweight category, Sofiane Oumiha was eliminated in the round of 16 by arbitration decision against the American Keyshawn Davis.

Hit and counted in the second round, the French boxer seemed able to resume the fight but the referee decided otherwise.

A decision that could get people talking.

BMX park (H): Jeanjean will start fourth in the final


Fourth of the qualifying round, Saturday, with an average of 84.65, Anthony Jeanjean will therefore start fourth in the BMX park final on Sunday.

The Frenchman can aim for a medal.

Trampoline (H): Morante will not see the final


Small disappointment here for France.

Allan Morante fully qualifies for the trampoline.

The Habs missed their two tries, with a fall each time.

With a score of 21,080, he has no chance of advancing to the final where the best eight from qualifying will compete for the medals.

Source: lefigaro

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