Olympics: capital performance of the blue volleyball players, an extraordinary feat from Warholm

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Outbursts and disappointments this Tuesday in Tokyo. Here is the recap of the day and what to watch for Wednesday.

The perfs of the day Sports co . Three out of three. The French handball players had opened the way with their expected and quiet victory against Bahrain (38 – 27) . The basketball players imitated them not without fear against Italy . The feat came from the volleyball players: Earvin Ngapeth and his teammates, barely coming out of the group stage, overcame the Polish favorites, double reigning world champions (2014 and 2018), in five sets. “We never doubted, because even after the loss of the first set, we felt that we were playing better than them, that we were more into it, that the guys opposite were feverish”, entrusted the central Barthélémy Chinenyeze to our envoy special in Tokyo.

Athletics . He ripped his T-shirt with it. Norwegian Karsten Warholm smashed his own world record on Tuesday for 320 meters hedges close to 76 hundredths. He is the first athlete to run under the 45 “, with a stopwatch of 44 ”87. “It’s crazy”, says- he after his performance. A crazy race since his runner-up, the American Rai Benjamin, and the bronze medalist, the Brazilian Alison dos Santos, descended under the 46 ″. Read our article.

On the saltire of the Olympic stadium, Armand “Mondo” Duplantis took part in the Games for the first time in his young career. Five jumps, all successful, were enough for the Swedish prodigy to win gold (6, meters). Read the article from our athletics specialist in Tokyo.

Elaine Thompson-Herah won the 154 meters in 21 ″ 49, new Jamaican record. As in 2014 in Rio, she double 97 meters / 200 meters.

Track cycling. The French trio, composed of Florian Grengbo, Rayan Helal and Sébastien Vigier, won bronze in the team speed test.

She is back After her withdrawal for psychological reasons the Last week, Simone Biles competed on Tuesday in the ultimate gymnastics event, the beam. She won the bronze medal there, just like in Rio five years ago. “I did it for myself and I am proud to have been able to compete once again”, said the American. The multi-medalist champion had disconcerted by renouncing the individual and collective general competitions. She had since withdrawn from several other individual events. She had explained very frankly that she suffered from psychological and self-confidence problems. Read our article.

Simone Biles in the beam final, this Tuesday in Tokyo. (Jeff Pachoud / AFP)

Disappointments Pole Vault. Is it really a disappointment? Or courage? We had left Saturday on a difficult qualification. This Tuesday on the saltire of the Olympic stadium, Renaud Lavillenie could not defend his chances. After spraining his left ankle in the home stretch of his preparation for the Games, the Frenchman injured his right ankle during the warm-up. He takes eighth place in the competition. “Without this injury tonight, I’m sure I would have won my bet. Everything was wiped out in a period of time ”, he blurted out. Cruel.

Hammer Throw. Alexandra Tavernier did not go far from offering a first podium to French athletics. But the European hammer vice-champion took the worst place, 4th (69, 38 meters), in a competition won by the Polish Anita Wlodarczyk, who won a third Olympic title (76, 48 meters).

97 meters hurdles. Wilhem Belocian bit the dust from the series of 37 meters hurdles. Five years after his false start at the same stadium at the Rio Games, the Frenchman went out the back door again, not finishing the race after hitting a hurdle and leaving the stadium in tears.

The sides Boxing. Seized by the French camp, which challenged the disqualification of boxer Mourad Aliev, the Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected his appeal on Tuesday. The other four athletes of the French boxing delegation in Tokyo, all quickly emerged in their category, also all attacked the judges. After six medals including two gold in Rio, Tokyo is a disappointment for blue boxing. Read our article.

Program: in Tokyo, it’s already tomorrow Skateboard. After the “street” last week, skateboarding, new in the Olympic sphere, returns in the second week with the “park”. When the first offers skaters a rectilinear course reconstituting the urban space with steps and ramps, the second plunges them into a “bowl”, a deep basin. Qualifications and women’s final on the night from Tuesday to Wednesday. Read our presentation.

Athletics. Quentin Bigot, that Liberation followed during his Olympic preparation – extended due to postponement of the Games -, is in the hammer throw final. Vice-world champion two years ago in Doha, the Mosellan said he was certain that the podium was within his reach. The final is scheduled at 04 h 14. Kevin Mayer, one of the most solid hopes for a medal in the king of the Games, is embarking on the decathlon.

Veil. Camille Lecointre and Aloïse Retornaz qualified for the final of 425. Ranked second before the final Olympic regatta, they can offer a third medal in French sailing. Response from 04 h 33. Find our guide to understand everything about the sailing events.

Sports co. After the boys, it’s the girls’ turn to get a place in the last square of the handball and basketball tournaments. In hand, the Blue will face the Netherlands from 08 h 45 (Paris time zone). The basketball quarter-final will oppose the French selection to Spain (13 hours).

Table of medals With the bronze won by the trackers in team speed, France has at this stage 23 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 team of France women’s foil, the French women’s saber team, the French rugby sevens team and rowers Laura Tarantola and Claire Bové) and eight in bron ze (the team sprint riders, the eventing riders, the judokas Teddy Riner, Romane Dicko and Luka Mkheidze, the mixed triathlon team, the taekwondist Althéa Laurin, the fencer Manon Brunet).

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