After a day on Monday which brought back two new medals for France, gold for Jean Quiquampoix in shooting at 25 m and bronze for the riders in the bronze suit bringing the total to 23 (6 gold, 10 silver, 7 bronze ), this Tuesday will be marked by the three quarter-finals of the men's BHV ”(basketball-handball-volley).
There will also be chances of medals in sailing.
The pole vault competition where Renaud Lavillenie is reduced, will be the highlight of the day in athletics.
Finally, climbing will enter the Games for the first time in its history.
Lavillenie will have to tear himself away
Gold medal in London in 2012 then silver medal in Rio in 2016, Renaud Lavillenie will try to win a third Olympic medal at almost 35 years old. But if he has cleared 6.06 m this season (the third performance of his career), he has not approached the Olympic Games in the best conditions. On July 11, he suffered a ruptured ligaments in his left ankle. In qualifying on Saturday, he was scared, missing his first attempts at 5.50 m. He then passed 5.65 m then 5.75 m to qualify. The favorites will be Mondo Duplantis, world record holder and Thiago Braz, reigning Olympic champion. In athletics, we will also follow the women's hammer final with Angela Tavernier and the trio Wilhem Belocian, Aurel Manga and Pascal Martinot-Lagarde in the 110 hurdles series.
The "BHV" (basketball-handball-volleyball) aims for the last square
On the night of Monday to Tuesday (2:30), the French handball team will leave largely favorite against the surprising Bahrain, 21st in the last Worlds. The only downside after a faultless first round (1st in his group), Sunday injuries to Timothey N'Guessan and Hugo Descats. After its failure in the quarterfinals against Spain in London and Rio, the French basketball team showed that it had the means to win a medal as in 2000 in Sydney. The prestigious success against the United States (83-76) is an illustration of this. We will have to negotiate this quarter against Italy (10:20), which can be taken on paper but terribly tricky… The volleyball players will, on the other hand, be condemned to the feat against Poland, the reigning double World champion.But Laurent Tillie's side showed they had the resources by qualifying for the first time in five quarterback appearances. After two defeats in the first matches (3-0 against the United States, 3-2 against Argentina), it remains on two good performances against Russia (victory 3-1) and Brazil (loss 18- 20 in the tie-break).
Let's go for track cycling
After zero points (road, lap times, mountain biking, BMX), the track is the last chance for a medal for French cycling.
After breaking the French record on Monday (4′12′'502 against 4′17′'372) and finishing 5th in qualifying, the French women's pursuit team made up of Victoire Berteau, Marrion Borras, Valentine Fortin and Marie The Net, will be opposed to Canada.
Traditionally a medalist, men's team speed comes into play.
But after the retirement of Grégory Baugé, the non-selection of Michaël d'Almeida, and the reconversion of Quentin Lafargue (in endurance), a very rejuvenated team will be aligned with Florian Grengbo, Rayan Helal and Sébastien Vigier.
It will be a historic day for rock climbing, which is entering the Games program.
The Bassa brothers and Mickael Mawen open the ball.
In sailing, there will be a chance for a medal with Quentin Delapierre and Manon Audinet in a mixed multihull.
Our TV tip: the final of the pole vault competition
The pole vault final starting at 12:30 p.m. will be the highlight of this Tuesday.
The complete program (and the French engaged)
Qualifying triple jump (H) with Jean-Marc Pontvianne, Melvin Raffin, Benjamin Compaoré at 2 hours.
1,500 series (H) with Alexis Miellet ,, Azedine Habz, Baptiste Mischler from 2:06 am
400 m series (F) with Amandine Brossier at 3:09.
110 m hurdles series (H) with Wilhem Belocian, Aurel Mangan Pascal Martinot-Lagarde from 12:10 p.m.
Final pole vault (H) with Renaud Lavillenie at 12:20 p.m.
5,000 series (H) with Hugo Hay, Jimmy Gressier at 12:56 p.m.
Final hammer throw (F) with Alexandra Tavernier at 1:30 p.m.
France - Italy, quarter-finals (H) at 10:20 a.m.
Single-seater kayaking (K1) 1,000 m (H) semi-final with Étienne Hubert at 3 o'clock.
Two-seater kayak 500 m (F) semi-final with Manon Hostens and Sarah Guyot at 3:23 a.m.
Team pursuit (D) (Marie le Net, Victoire Berteau, Marion Borras, Valentine Fortin), 1st round at 8:37 a.m.
Team Sprint (M) (Florian Grengbo, Rayan Helal, Sébastien Vigier), qualifying at 8:58 a.m., final at 10:44 a.m.
Individual (H) with Bassa and Mickael Mawem, qualifying combined bouldering and combined difficulty at 11 a.m. and 2:10 p.m.
Quarter-finals (M) Bahrain - France at 2:30 a.m.
Technical competition duo with Charlotte and Laura Tremble, preliminary round at 12:30 p.m.
3m springboard (H) semi-final with Alexis Jandard at 3 o'clock.
Double dinghy (F) 9th and 10th race with Camille Lecointre and Aloïse Retornaz at 5:05 am and 6:00 am.
Double dinghy (M), 9th race with Kévin Peponnet and Jérémie Mion at 5:15 a.m.
Skiff (F) race for the medals with Lili Sebesi and Albane Dubois at 5.33 a.m.
Nacra 17 mixed with Quentin Delapierre and Manon Audinet, Nacra 17 mixed, final at 8:33 a.m.
France - Poland, quarter-finals (H) at 2:30 p.m.