Hammer thrower Quentin Bigot, 5th at the Tokyo Olympics, said Wednesday that if the French, still without a podium, have no results at the Olympics, "
it is first and foremost the fault of the athletes, not of the Federation.
On social networks, we tap on the supervision of the federation, while I can tell you that the federation does absolutely everything to ensure that we are good on D-Day.
I am one of those who think that the results depend 95% on the athletes and the 5% on good conditions, the Federation gives them to all.
If the results are average or not good, it is not because of the Federation, it is extremely false.
The federation takes care of us very well.
I don't know what more I could have asked for this year from the Federation and the ANS (National Sports Agency, editor's note).
I have everything I need to progress.
The results depend on the athletes.
If the results are not good, it is primarily the fault of the athletes.
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There is a very, very good atmosphere in the French team between the athletes, the coaches, the management. I had already said it in Doha (at the Worlds in 2019 marked by a fiasco with two podiums and no title, Editor's note), while everyone said it was the fury. There is positive energy
, ”he also assured. Four days before the end of the Olympic athletics events, no French athlete has reached the podium in Tokyo, five years after the six medals brought back from Rio. The last French hopes rest on Kevin Mayer, world record holder and big favorite in the decathlon, but on a very bad start to win after the first five events, on the two finalists in the 110m hurdles (Thursday), Pascal Martinot-Lagarde and Aurel Manga, and on Yohann Diniz, who will compete in the 50km walk on Friday.