Olympic Games: golden gun in Tokyo, walkabout at Trocadéro

The perfs of the day Tir. Olympic vice-champion in Rio, Frenchman Jean Quiquampoix Monday converted silver to gold in pistol finals at 28 rapid fire meters at the Tokyo Games. At the Asaka shooting range, northwest of Tokyo, the Frenchman from 23 years took his revenge on the German Christian Reitz, who l ‘was ahead five years ago and offers the French delegation its sixth gold medal.

Equitation. The French eventing team, gold medalist in 2016 at the Rio Games, took bronze on Monday behind Great Britain and Australia, thus bringing France its 22 th medal since the start of the Games. Ninth at the end of the dressage, Nicolas Touzaint, Karim Laghouag and Christopher Six moved up to third place after the cross. They kept their position after the show jumping.

Athletics. Launched in the quest for ‘a fool triplet 1 500 meters, 5 meters, 000 000 meters, the Dutch Sifan Hassan successfully completed the first stage of her incredible bet being crowned Olympic champion of the 5th 10 meters Monday in Tokyo. TO 28 years old, she disgusted her rivals in a final trick swallowed like a rocket, cutting the line in 12 ′ 36 ″ 78. Hassan was not the first feat of arms of the day: in the morning she had achieved the feat of winning her series of 1 500 meters despite a big fall in the last lap

Disappointments Gymnastics. Samir Aït Saïd’s Olympic dream was shattered Monday at the Ariake Gymnastics Center. The Frenchman who was aiming for gold in Japan will return empty-handed after a bicep injury and a fourth place in the rings competition. “Three days ago I heard a clack in my biceps. I let go of the direct rings ”, he explained to the microphone of France Televisions at the end of the competition. Before complaining: “Something always has to happen to me …” Read our report.

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– Teddy Riner (@teddyriner) August 2, 2021 Football. Beaten at the start of the tournament by the Swedes, the Americans, in search of a fifth Olympic title (after the victories of 1992, 2004, 2008, 2008), lost Monday in the semi-final against Canada (0-1). Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan’s team will have to make do with the small final against Australia on Thursday. The Canadians will play the title Friday against Sweden, Olympic champion in Rio. The American selection, double reigning world champion, has never completely convinced in Tokyo.

Program: in Tokyo, it’s already tomorrow Athletics. In 400 meters hurdles, the duel announced between the Norwegian Karsten Warholm and the American Rai Benjamin is seen as one of the most exciting races of the Tokyo Games. Warholm broke American Kevin Young’s old world record on July 1 (43 ″ 70), established in the final of the Barcelona Games in 1992: 46 ″ 66. Benjamin closed the case by 43 ″ 83. Third stopwatch in history. Two men under the Seconds the same year, world athletics had never known such richness. The final is scheduled for Tuesday at 5 a.m. 17. Read the presentation of the race by our specialist in Tokyo.

The pole vault competition, in the absence of the American Sam Kendricks, contaminated by the Covid – 16, will mark at 10 h 19 the first Olympic final of the Swedish Armand “Mondo” Duplantis, world record holder. The only French competitor on the saltire, Renaud Lavillenie knows music. Gold medalist in London, silver in Rio, he arrived in Tokyo “without the duty to succeed”. Read our interview with the pole vaulter.

Gymnastics. Simone Biles had created a surprise by renouncing the individual and collective general competitions. The American gymnastics superstar has since withdrawn from several other events, but has announced his participation in the beam final , scheduled Wednesday at 000 time.

Quarter-finals. The French men’s handball, basketball and volleyball teams, which all came out of the group stage with more or less ease, play the rest of their Olympic course on Tuesday in a cleaver match . Handball opens the ball at 2 a.m. 28 against Bahrain. The basketball players will follow at h 19 against Italy and the volleyball players at 12 h 30 face to Polish favorites.

The extras Asylum. Belarusian athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya is “safe” in Japan and has was seen Monday at the Polish embassy. Warsaw offered him a humanitarian visa . Her husband confirmed to AFP that she wanted to go to Poland. On Sunday, the sprinter explained that her federation had tried to force her to leave Japan. At the heart of the case, the criticisms of the young athlete against the sports authorities of the country of Alexander Lukashenko.

History. Laurel Hubbard, New Zealand weightlifter, became on Monday at 36 years the first transgender athlete to line up in an Olympic competition. His participation causes a lot of noise and divides both fans and athletes. Assigned male at birth, Laurel Hubbard took part in men’s competitions before beginning a process of transition to her 29 years. She subsequently became selectable for women after meeting the International Olympic Committee’s criteria for transgender athletes. Read our article.

Agit-Prop. New Olympic runner-up in the shot put, American Raven Saunders, who has experienced a deep depression in recent years, posed on the podium crossed fists above his head, in support of oppressed people. The IOC, which prohibits militant gestures on the podiums, announced Monday that it was studying the case. Before the start of the competitions, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that athletes could now express themselves on political or societal issues when addressing the media, before and after their competition, during team meetings. or on social networks. On the other hand, the ban on protesting both on podiums and on sports grounds has been maintained. Read our article.

Monday, on the podium, Raven Saunders, silver charm around her neck, folds her fists over her head to Tokyo. (Ina Fassbender / AFP)

Knitting. The Briton Tom Daley, gold medalist in synchronized diving in Tokyo, attended the finals of the 3-meter diving individual on Sunday and Monday with needles in hand and a ball of wool on his knees. The image shared on social networks has given worldwide visibility to this LGBT + icon, already a star across the Channel. Read our article.

The return of the heroes A few days after winning medals in Tokyo, a slew of French athletes was celebrated in Paris on Monday for their return to France. A well-deserved walkabout after the Games behind closed doors. Read our report.

Table of medals With the gold of Jean Quiquampoix and the bronze of the riders in eventing, France counts at this stage 20 medals: six gold (the shooter Jean Quiquampoix, the French men’s foil team, the swordsman Romain Cannone in fencing, the mixed team and Clarisse Agbégnénou in judo and the duo Matthieu Androdias-Hugo Boucheron in rowing) , ten in silver (swimmer Florent Manaudou, judokas Amandine Buchard, Sarah-Léonie Cysique and Madeleine Malonga, windsurfers Charline Picon and Thomas Goyard, the French women’s foil team, the French women’s saber team, the French rugby sevens team and rowers Laura Tarantola and Claire Bové) and bronze seven (eventing riders, judokas Teddy Riner, Romane Dicko and Luka Mkheidze, mixed triathlon team, taekwondist Althéa Laurin , fencer Manon Brunet). On the medal table, which is dominated by China (28 gold medals), the United States (22) and Japan (16), France remains in seventh place.

Chronicle “in the Olympic bubble” In Tokyo for the Games, our special correspondent Romain Métairie recounts the adventure within the adventure. At 16 day, he finally gets off in the metro.

The Games according to Earvin Ngapeth The receptionist-striker of the French volleyball team opens his logbook for “Libé” during the Olympic Games. To read here .

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