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Samir Aït-Saïd, eventing and Alexis Phelut ... The five events not to be missed this Monday

2021-08-01T20:56:32.118Z

Between expected cadets (gymnastics, horse riding) and surprises (table tennis, 3000m steeplechase), Monday promises to be still rich in emotions.



Full competition: continue the momentum of the day before (10am)

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  • The full Olympic program

  • The Olympic medal table

After a very disappointing ninth place at the end of the dressage event, the French improved their ranking with a good third place at the end of the cross-country event.

The French (97.10 pts) are second only to the Australians (96.20 pts) and the British (78.30 pts).

Christopher Six, eighth in the standings, can also hope to grab the podium in individual.

Gymnastics: Aït-Saïd in the footsteps of Agbegnenou?

(10h)

Samir Aït-Saïd has the opportunity to imitate judoka Clarisse Agbegnenou, Marie Josée Pérec, Teddy Riner or even David Douillet as standard bearer and Olympic champion.

Beyond the title, the gymnast will have to overcome the trauma of his horrible injury in Rio which he deprived of a medal chance during the last Olympic games.

Table tennis: the Blues for the feat against the Chinese ogre (12:30 p.m.)

Suffice to say, the French are very far from being favorites against the Chinese ogre, but they have already surprised us by reaching the semi-finals of the mixed doubles.

It is up to them to try their luck to cause an earthquake in a sport where the Chinese have won almost all the gold medals at stake so far in this discipline.

3000m steeplechase: The good surprise Alexis Phelut (2:15 p.m.)

Surprised guest of this final, the Frenchman himself declared: "

Now I have nothing more to lose

".

It is therefore freed from all pressure that the French will rub shoulders with the giants of the discipline and why not try another very nice surprise to follow in the footsteps of his glorious elder Mahiedine Mekhissi (double silver medalist, bronze medalist) .

Football (F): the semi-finals of the women's tournament (10 a.m. / 1 ​​p.m.)

The Americans who had to work in the quarterfinals against the Netherlands (2-2, 4-2 on the tabs), will have to show a much better face if they want to cross the Canadian obstacle (10am). The winner of the Olympic tournament could also be in the other part of the table with a clash at the top between two beautiful teams from Sweden and Australia (1pm).

Source: lefigaro

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