It's been almost an hour and forty-five since the Blues in judo overwhelmed Japan (4-1) at home for the first appearance of the mixed team at the Olympics.
The French have already sung, danced, shouted, spoken to the President of the Republic ... But they are still on their own, like Clarisse Agbégnénou, who takes place among her golden comrades to tell her joy.
The Habs left Tokyo with two gold medals around their necks and a now anthology gadget when Teddy Riner, drunk with happiness suddenly let go, during the celebration of the French at the announcement of their victory.
A fall very fortunately without consequence and which did not dampen the enthusiasm of the tricolor on a small cloud.
In the final, you beat the Japanese Chizuru Arai, who is however Olympic champion in the upper category ...
When it's the team, there is already a lot less stress.
I know if there is a mistake the team can pick me up.
We try to help each other.
I train with less than 70 kg.
There, now, like that, at this level, I didn't think I would show such a strong judo.
Especially against an Olympic champion.
I am far away on a star, on a planet.
I haven't slept, I'm not going to sleep yet.
Who are you Clarisse?
I ask myself the question:
But how do you do?
I'm going to talk to myself ...
Is the flavor of a collective medal different from that of an individual?
Obviously, it's a little different because the pressure to have this individual medal is what I expected.
There it is an extreme happiness, I leave with two gold medals.
I think it's going to take a while for me to recover.
Thank you to the team, thank you all, thank you for letting us put on the music, for being in our madness.
Sorry, we disturbed the Japanese… but it was on purpose.
(she launches the rallying cry of the Blues)
We did it !!!!!!!
@EquipeFRA of @Judo OLYMPIC CHAMPION at # Tokyo2020 ✨✨✨
Thank you all for your positive
thank you for believing in us 😭 ❤️ pic.twitter.com/1vBlCN8zFP
- AGBÉGNÉNOU Clarisse (@ Gnougnou25) July 31, 2021
Do you think that French judo aroused vocations during this crazy week
(Editor's note: eight medals)
Its very important.
With the Covid, there are a lot of licenses that have been removed and I hope that we have been able to show the beautiful values of this sport, as a team and that we will have plenty of small judokates and small judokas who will come, but I don't doubt it.
Try to do this sport!
He's very beautiful.
Yes, it is very, very hard.
I'm telling you, get it in your head.
But he is magnificent and he brings you a lot of values, it is very important.