July 31 – August 1 – Weekend News

Sunday, 1 august 2021

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

The sails were laced with silver this weekend in Tokyo! Charline Picon and Thomas Goyard both won magnificent silver medals in the RS:X windsurfing events. 

And it was silver again that rewarded the skills of the sabre fencer Manon Brunet and her teammates in the French sabre team. The young athlete will be leaving Tokyo with two medals in her suitcase: today’s silver coming to join the bronze medal she won earlier this week (see article).

Finally, in the mixed triathlon relay event, Léonie Periault and her partners won bronze, a fine historic performance!  

In sailing, Jean-Baptiste Bernaz unfortunately failed to reach the podium in the Laser class event, finishing in 6th place overall despite his very fine victory in the final medal race. Still on the subject of sailing: after the two 470 class races run this Sunday, Camille Lecointre and Aloïse Retornaz remain 3rd in the overall rankings. The situation is more difficult, however, for Kevin Peponnet and Jérémie Mion in the men’s 470 event, who have slipped down to 10th place. Lili Sebesi and Albane Dubois won their place in the 49er FX final on Monday in Enoshima, as did Quentin Delapierre and Manon Audinet, 8th in the provisional rankings, who will be competing in the Nacra 17 medal race on Tuesday. 

In equestrian eventsKarim Laghouag and his partners are positioned 3rd after the cross-country event (and after a great comeback!). This gives them a provisional place on the podium before the show jumping competition on Monday at the Tokyo Equestrian Park.

As far as team events are concerned, the members of the men’s basketball team continued their fine performance with a new victory against Iran (79-62). They will be facing Italy on Tuesday in the quarterfinals that will witness a clash of titans when Spain, current world champions, meets the United States, the Olympic titleholders.

Already qualified for the quarterfinals, the French men’s handball team suffered its first defeat since the beginning of the tournament against Norway. Unfortunately, Timothey N’Guessan and Hugo Descat were both injured during the match. Don’t forget to come back on Tuesday for the quarterfinals against Bahrain! 

Still on the topic of handball, winning was compulsory for the women’s team coached by Olivier Krumbholz but they put themselves in a rather delicate position with a second defeat against Russia on Saturday. The French women can still become qualified but they will have no option but to beat Brazil in the last group match on Monday (4:00am).

Copyright photos : KMSP