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Tokyo Olympics: after a crazy Saturday, can France still aim for 40 medals?


The French won six medals this Saturday to bring their total to 19. What to review the forecasts, which were pessimistic, a little to

After Black Friday, a very colorful Saturday for the France team.

Thanks to the gold of the mixed judo team, the silver for the women's saber team, the French women's rugby sevens team, Charline Picon (windsurfing) and Thomas Goyard (windsurfing board) , and bronze for the French triathlon team, the Blues won 6 medals in total during this beautiful day.

While it had 13 this morning, the French delegation has now gone to 19 medals (4 gold, 9 silver, 6 bronze).

On the medal table, she gained a rank, from 9th to 8th place.

While they were among the big chances, some disappointed, such as Vincent Luis (individual triathlon), Pauline Ferrand-Prévot and Loana Lecompte (MTB), the double Mahut-Herbert (tennis) or BMX riders.

Before the track, cycling (road, stopwatch, mountain biking, BMX) thus displays a dotted zero.

Manaudou to save the honor of French swimming

Halfway through the Games, we therefore almost reach half of the announced goal of 40 medals. Everything will therefore be decided during the second week, to already reach the low hypothesis (30 medals) and get closer to 40. But it will not be easy. Largest medal provider (8 in total including gold for Clarisse Agbégnénou and the France team), judo fired these last fires on Saturday. It's almost the end of fencing too - there is just the men's foil team event this Sunday, which brought in 4 medals, including a gold one with Romain Canonne on the épée.

For the coming week, we have listed a good twenty medal chances.

If it will be difficult to relive the same day as this crazy Saturday, this Sunday could already bring great satisfactions.

Starting with Florent Manaudou on the 50 NL who can save swimming from a complete zero.

After the elimination of Sofiane Oumiha (+63 kg) this Saturday, Mourad Aliev (+91 kg) can already secure a medal in boxing if he wins this Sunday in the quarter-finals against Briton Clarke.

There will also be the foilists, revenge after returning empty-handed from the individual event.

Last session in Kobe, tomorrow departure for Tokyo and the Olympic village 🔥

(Decathlon on August 4 & 5)

あ り が と う 神 戸 🙏🏼

- Kevin MAYER (@mayer_deca) July 31, 2021

Monday, we will count on Samir Aït Saïd in gymnastics (rings) and the 25m shooters Quiquampoix and Bessaquet.

In athletics, the locomotives will be Renaud Lavillenie (pole vault) and Kevin Mayer (decathlon).

It will also be necessary to follow the European champion Koumba Larroque in the fight.

In track cycling, if the French team speed team, accustomed to the podiums but rejuvenated, will have to achieve a feat, Groupama-FDJ pro Benjamin Thomas will be among the favorites for the Open.

The French men's handball and basketball teams will also aim for a podium.

With disciplines that usually do quite well, such as horse riding, modern pentathlon and climbing (newcomer), the last weekend, undoubtedly decisive for the balance sheet, could also end in fireworks. .

Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2021-07-31

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