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Tokyo Olympics: the happiness of Manaudou, the volleyball players in the quarterfinals and a new final for fencing ... What you missed last night

2021-08-01T06:25:51.612Z

France now has 20 medals in these Games, thanks to the money won by Florent Manaudou in the 50m freestyle. A 21st is to



Florent Manaudou saved the record of French swimming, leaving the Tokyo Olympics with the silver medal in the 50m freestyle.

Tense and unprecedented situation on the side of boxing, where Mourad Aliev, engaged in over 91 kg, was disqualified during his quarter-final and refused for long minutes to leave the ring.

Note also, in athletics, the qualification of Alexandra Tavernier for the hammer throw final.

Here's everything you missed out on that night in Tokyo.

Florent Manaudou as a savior

French swimming will not return empty-handed. Thanks to Florent Manaudou, who rediscovered the pleasure of competition after a complicated year in which he had great doubts, the Frenchman won the silver medal in the 50m freestyle (21 ″ 55). A race dominated by the star of the pool of these Games, the American Caleb Dressel, impressive winner in 21 ″ 07. At 30, Manaudou becomes the second swimmer in history to win three medals at three consecutive Olympic Games, after gold in London in 2012 and silver in Rio in 2016. “I'm proud of myself,” he said. , moved, after the race. He shares his happiness with his girlfriend, the Danish Pernille Blume, bronze medalist a few minutes after him over the same distance.

🏊🗣️👏 "I am proud of myself"



In tears, Florent Manaudou looks back on the course which led him to the Olympic silver medal, his third consecutive in the 50m freestyle!

# Tokyo2020 #Olympic



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New final for French fencing

After the money won by the sabers yesterday, French fencing is guaranteed to win a 5th medal in these Tokyo Games.

The men's foil team - Enzo Lefort, Erwann Le Péchoux, Julien Mertine, Maxime Pauty - qualified for the final of the competition, beating Japan, 45 to 42.

They will have the opportunity to take their revenge on this team, after their defeat in the final at the last Olympic Games in Rio in 2016. See you at 12:50.

French volleyball in quarters, first!

The Blues of volleyball will see the quarterfinals!

Badly embarked on this Olympic tournament, the French had relaunched Friday by beating the Russians (3-1).

This Saturday, they snatched two sets in Brazil, defending champion, before finally losing (3-2).

The French team is thus guaranteed to finish in the best four teams of its group, and to discover, finally, the quarter-finals of the Olympic tournament.

A satisfaction for Laurent Tillie, of which it is the last competition at the head of the Blues.

Aliev's rage

French boxing will not bring back medals from Tokyo, and will end the competition well far from its harvest in Rio.

In the quarter-final in the super-heavyweight, Mourad Aliev was eliminated, disqualified by the referee of the fight against the Briton Clarke, for "butts".

"I got robbed," said Mourad Aliev.

According to the French boxing federation, the supervisor of the fight certifies that there is an error on the part of the referee, and none on Mourad's part but we can not do anything, the rules stipulate that we cannot go back .

It is incomprehension for the Frenchman, who will have remained more than 40 minutes seated in the ring, to contest the decision.

Alexandra Tavernier assures

Despite the heat and humidity present from this morning session at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo (nearly 40 degrees and 95% humidity), Alexandra Tavernier solidly qualified for the hammer throw final.

The Frenchwoman took fifth place in qualifying, with a better throw at 73.51m.

On the other hand, it is over for Yanis David, who takes 23rd place in the long jump qualifying, with a best jump measured at 6.27 m.

🗣️ "We are going to get in the cold bath and recover"



Alexandra Tavernier will return to the Tokyo stadium on Tuesday at 13:35 for the hammer final # Tokyo2020 #Olympic



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And also…

Great satisfaction on the 25 m rapid fire pistol shooting test: Clément Bessaguet and Jean Quiquampoix finished first and second respectively in their first phase of qualifying.

They will have to be watched again next night for the end of qualifying and for a potential final.

Fifth after the first run with 78.20 points, Anthony Jeanjean could hope to grab the podium in BMX freestyle in the “Park” event.

But the Frenchman crashed at the start of his second run, ultimately leading him to 7th place in this first Olympic final.

The Australian Logan Martin, author of a run noted at 93.30 points, won the first Olympic champion title in the discipline.

Venezuelan Daniel Dhers (92.05) and Briton Declan Brooks (90.80) completed the podium.

Source: leparis

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