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Mayer's tears, McLaughlin's world record over 400m hurdles and Mawem's forfeit ... recap of the night in Tokyo


The sadness of Kevin Mayer, hit on the back, the world record of the American McLaughlin over 400m hurdles but also the package of Bassa Mawem, find the highlights of the Japanese night.

Decathlon: the tears of Kevin Mayer, injured back, fourth after three



in the 100m, 7.50m in length and 15.07m in the shot put, Kevin Mayer's decathlon did not start on the best bases. Fourth after three events and 304 points behind Canadian leader Damian Warner, the French, favorite for Olympic gold after his silver medal in Rio in 2016, came to deliver his first impressions to the microphone of France Televisions and Mayer melted in tears, announcing a back injury:

“I've been training for years for that and having my back blocked on the day of the Olympics, it's really hard. One thing I can promise is that I will give it my all until the end. I got blocked on my back when I arrived in Japan. It’s an injury that we couldn’t foresee but I can still do athletics. I confess that I take no pleasure but I give everything. I will go to the end. I think the worst was the weight so now it's up to me to push hard in the other events to catch up. I know my potential, I have the right height. I just have lightning bolts in my lower back every time I do something. I can promise you one thing, even if I'm not having fun and the date of my life is completely ruined,I will give my all. These are not tears of abandonment or sadness but of frustration. If you only knew the legs that I have, if you only knew how light I felt the weight. I'm not here for the money, not here for the medals but I'm here to have fun. But I also have lots of people around me who allow me to do athletics and today, if I hold on, it's thanks to them ”.hangs, it's thanks to them ”.hangs, it's thanks to them ”.

To discover

  • The full Olympic program

  • The Olympic medal table

To read also: JO: The tears of Kevin Mayer, favorite of the decathlon, injured in the back: "The meeting of my life is ruined"

Athlé (H): Manga and Martinot-Lagarde in the final of the 110m hurdles

Two out of two for the French. First of all, Pascal Martinot-Lagarde qualified for the 110m hurdles final (Thursday, 4:55 am). Second in his half behind Jamaican Levy, PML set his best time of the season in 13''25 and showed the way for Aurel Manga who followed suit a few moments later. The second French competitor in the 110m hurdles also took second place in his race (13''24, a personal best this season), behind the American Devon Allen. They will therefore be two French in the 110m hurdles final on Thursday, as in Rio in 2016.

Athlé (F): Gold and the world record for the American McLaughlin over 400m hurdles

51''46! World record smashed! Already the holder of the previous record, Sydney McLaughlin further improved her own world record in the 400m hurdles with a blazing time of 51''46. The American took the gold over the distance and Dalilah Muhammad (51''58), also under the previous world record, gave the United States a double. Dutchwoman Femke Bol takes bronze (52''03) and sets a new European record.

Athlé (F): Belgian Thiam at the head of the heptathlon after two events

After the 100m hurdles and the height, Nafissatou Thiam leads the heptathlon. The Belgian, as often, was impressive in the high jump with a mark at 1.92m, after having signed a 13.54 in the 100m hurdles. Thiam does not have a huge lead since no less than five athletes are within a hundred points of her. Second, the American Bougard is only nineteen behind the Belgian. The heptathlon therefore remains very tight and the next event will be the shot put at 12:05 pm.

Kayak (M): Maxime Beaumont qualified for the semi-finals in a 200m single-seater kayak

A great start for Maxime Beaumont. The Frenchman took second place (35''259) in his 200m single-seater kayak series. It was the Italian Manfredi Rizza who won the race in 34''867. See you Thursday in the semi-finals for Maxime Beaumont.

Kayak (F): Manon Hostens in the semi-finals of the 500m single-seater kayak

Forced to go through the quarter-finals, Manon Hostens took second place in her race (1'54''095).

A sufficient position to reach the semi-finals on Thursday at 3:05 am.

The Frenchwoman's quarter-final was won by the Spanish Isabel Contreras (1'51''235) and she also joined the semi-finals.

Just like the Ukrainian Yuliia Yuriichuk, third in 1'58''657.

Read also: The medal table

Kayak (H): Burger and Hubert eliminated in the quarterfinals of the K2 1000m

The adventure of Guillaume Burger and Etienne Hubert ends there. Engaged in the first quarter-final of the 1000m two-seater kayak event, the French duo took fifth and last place in their race in 3'18''284. The Habs quarter-final was won by the Belarusians in 3'10''126.

Freestyle wrestling (F): Mathilde Rivière, injured, exit in the round of 16

Hard blow for the French wrestling. Opposed to Mongolian Khongorzul Boldsaikhan in the round of 16 in the 57kg, Mathilde Rivière could not finish her fight when she was down 7-5. The Habs left the mat after being hit in the left shoulder. In theory, she could be drafted if the Mongolian goes to the final but will she be able to fight again with this injury?

Climbing (H): Bassa Mawem, hit in the left biceps, forfeit for the final

Blow hard for France.

Bassa Mawem, seventh after qualifying, announced in the 1st that he will be forfeited for the Olympic climbing final, scheduled for Thursday.

Hit in the left biceps during the difficulty test, the French could not continue and will have to return to have the operation.

“I have qualified for the final, but I won't be able to participate because I had a complete rupture of my lower bicep tendon,”

said the new Olympic record holder in the sprint event.

A real heartbreak.

Read also: Olympic Games, Climbing (H): Bassa Mawem, left biceps hit, forfeit for the final

Skateboard (F): No Park final for Madeleine Larcheron, the title for the Japanese Yosozumi

In the Park event, the Frenchwoman took thirteenth place in qualifying with a score of 32.34. Insufficient to allow Madeleine Larcheron to reach the final. In the final, Japan offered a double. The title went to Sakura Yosozumi with a score of 60.09 points. The Japanese beat her compatriot Kokona Hiraki (59.04), only twelve years old! The bronze medal went to thirteen-year-old Briton Sky Brown.

Swimming (F): the title for the Brazilian Cunha in open water 10km, Grangeon 9th

A competition took place a little earlier in Tokyo. The 10 kilometers in open water. The title went to the Brazilian Ana Marcela Cunha who covered the distance in 1h59 and 30 seconds. The South American was less than a second ahead of Dutch Sharon Van Rouwendaal and less than two seconds ahead of Australian Kareena Lee. The only Frenchwoman involved in the discipline, Lara Grangeon de Villele, took ninth place one minute and twenty-seven seconds behind Ana Marcela Cunha.

Source: lefigaro

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