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Volleyball, Basket, Hand: 4 reasons to wake up from Sunday to Monday

2021-08-01T18:50:22.395Z

An imperative victory for the Bleues du hand, the French women's basketball team meets the prestigious American team, a match to grow and try to write history. Start of the track cycling events.



Special Envoy to Tokyo,

To discover

  • The full Olympic program

  • The Olympic medal table

Handball, France-Brazil Women (4h00)


In volleyball on Sunday, Laurent Tillie's French team managed to save their qualification in the quarter-finals by taking two sets from the defending champions.

This Monday, the handball players will try to imitate them against the Brazilians.

An imperative victory for Amandine Leynaud and her teammates in a tournament which, for the moment, has been marked by a huge mess, symbolized by the last defeat against Russia.

Facing the South Americans, it will be time to stop missing out on opportunities in the money-time, under penalty of returning to Paris much earlier than expected.

To discover

  • The full Olympic program

  • The Olympic medal table

Wrestling, Less than 68kg women (around 5:30 am)


In the -68 kg category, the French Koumba Larroque, world number 1 and vice-world champion, can bring France a first Olympic title in the discipline since Steeve Guénot in 2008. A 22 years old, even if she will discover the Games, she has the potential and the state of form to shine, she who was crowned European champion last March. For her entry in the running, she will face a Mongolian, Battsetseg Soronzonbold.

Basketball, Women's tournament (Pools), France-United States (6:40)


On the occasion of its last pool match, the French team will meet the prestigious and (perhaps) a little less dominant American team (undefeated in international competition since 2006). To reach the quarter-finals, several possibilities exist for the Blue (beaten by Japan). The two simplest: win or lose by less than 14 points.

Track cycling, Women's team pursuit (qualifications at 8:54 am)


The track will try to save what can be saved in terms of balance sheet, cycling has not yet secured a podium (road cycling, mountain biking, BMX). The women's team pursuit (Marie le Net, Victoire Berteau, Marion Borras, Valentine Fortin) will launch the program. With no other ambition than to gain experience. For this team, the goal is Paris 2024.

Source: lefigaro

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