July 26th – News about the night and daytime events

Monday, 26 july 2021

Discover the latest news of the athletes and teams supported by Groupe BPCE companies, live from Tokyo!

In fencing, after what remained a frustrating 4th place in Rio, Manon Brunet (sabre) got her revenge by winning an extremely satisfying bronze medal, the first time France has ever won an Olympic medal in the women’s sabre event. This sabre fencer from Orléans, supported by CASDEN Banque Populaire, fought a tightly contested match against the Hungarian Anna Marton, winning 15 to 6 to claim the 3rd place on the podium.

The women’s 3X3 basketball team got their confidence back after a hesitant start to the competition thanks to their victories against Mongolia and Russia: next step, the quarterfinals!  

In sailing, the French continue to demonstrate their prowess at the Enoshima yacht harbor in Sagami Bay. Charline Picon (RS:X) is ranked first in the provisional standings this evening after 6 races. The New Caledonian Thomas Goyard (RS:X) is back in the rankings after two victorious races today and now commands a strong 4th place after 6 races. 

The French handball team confirmed their good start in the competition with a victory against Brazil (34-29). The top-ranked team in their group, the players coached by Guillaume Gille will face Germany for their next match on Wednesday. We can look forward to the thrills of a nail-biting event!

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