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French handball players Luka Karabatic (left), Nicolas Tournat (center) and Ludovic Fabregas (right) are Olympic champions!

After 2008 and 2012, 2020! French handball players went to seek their third Olympic title at the end of the suspense, disposing in the final of Denmark (25-23). The Blues led throughout the meeting, but were scared in the dying seconds when the Danes glued to a goal.

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The match was crazy! The French volleyball players got Olympic gold by beating the Russians (25-23, 25-17, 21-25, 21-25, 15-12). Very close to the exit during the group stage, led 3 to 0 in the last set of this final, the Blues defeated all headwinds to win the first Olympic title in their history.

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French basketball players failed to repeat the exploit. After beating Team USA in the group stage, Nicolas Batum’s teammates this time lost against the Americans in the final of the tournament (82-87). As in 2000, the French finished with the money, the fault in particular to Kevin Durant (29 points).

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Still in basketball, the French also won a medal, bronze, after beating Serbia in the small final (91-76).

In track cycling, the pair Benjamin Thomas-Donavan Grondin took bronze in the American race, behind the Danes and the British. Disillusionment on the other hand for Mathilde Gros, eliminated for a thousandth in speed draft.

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And eleven for Allyson felix ! The American superstar won gold with the United States on the 4 × 400 m relay. This is his eleventh Olympic medal, one more than legend Carl Lewis. The result was the same for the men, with the Americans also successful in the 4 × 400m relay.

Huge disappointment for the French in horse riding to team show jumping. Holders of the title, the Blues were in the lead after the passages of the first two riders, but Pénélope Leprévost did not manage to go to the end of his course. France finishes 8the.

At the end of a last sprint, it’s the Briton Joseph choong who won in modern pentathlon, ahead of the Egyptian Ahmed Elgendy. The French Valentin Prades and Valentin Belaud finished respectively 7e and 11e.

Double blow for the United States in golf. After Xander Sc Chaudele in the men’s category, it is Nelly Korda, daughter of former Czech tennis player Petr Korda, who won gold in the women’s competition. Perrine Delacour takes the 29e place, Céline Boutier the 34e.

In the men’s tournament soccer, Brazil disposed of Spain in the final (2-1), thanks to a goal from Malcom in added time (108e).

In athletics, the Dutch Sifan Hassan won gold in the 10,000m, her third charm in Tokyo after those in the 5,000m (again gold) and 1,500m (bronze). Norwegian Jakob Ingebrigtsen won over 1,500 m.

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Last day in Tokyo… and therefore last medal opportunities for the French delegation. In handball, the Blue will try to emulate their male counterparts in the final against the Russians (8 a.m. KST).

Cléopatre Darleux and the Blues challenge the Russians for the Olympic title.

In athletics, men will start the marathon at midnight. The French best chance is called Morhad Amdouni, but all eyes will be on the Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge, world record holder in the discipline and already winner in Rio. No one has achieved the double over the 42.195 km since 1980 (Waldemar Cierpinski, East Germany).

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We know the teams that will accompany the French women on the podium of the basketball. It remains to be seen in what order. The United States and Japan compete for gold at 4:30 a.m.

Rayan helal will try to bring home a gold medal for the track cycling French. He will be engaged in the quarterfinals of the keirin at 3:24 a.m. Clara copponi will also be in contention from 3 hours in the omnium event.

The Games in a nutshell.

The Indian Neeraj Chopra is Olympic champion in the javelin throw.

Concentrated, the Indian Neeraj Chopra is preparing to mark the history of his country. At 23, he created a surprise on Saturday by winning the javelin throw competition with a throw at 87.58m. A title awaited by a whole nation: it is quite simply India’s first at the Olympic Games in athletics. Neeraj Chopra edged out two Czechs, Jakub Vadlejch (86.67m) and Vitezslav Vesely (85.44m) while the overwhelming favorite, Johannes Vetter, failed at the foot of the podium (82.52m).

It is a proud moment for me and my country. During qualifying I had thrown really well and I knew I could do better. I had no idea it would be gold, but I’m very happy. It’s an amazing feeling , commented Neeraj Chopra after the contest. All sports combined, it is the tenth gold medal in Indian history at the Olympic Games, including eight for field hockey alone.

The Olympians at the microphone.

“It pisses him off that he’s here, that he’s so strong.” We don’t know much about this guy and, at the same time, I don’t want to know anything about him »

Adrien Bart does not take offense. Fourth in the final of the single-seater canoe (C1) 1000 m, the Frenchman has reason to be disappointed, he who had won his semi-final. Above all, he does not digest to have been preceded on the wire for bronze by the Moldovan Serghei Tarnovschi, suspended four years for doping in 2016. ” These are not things that I like, this is not how I see sport. Even if he could have made a mistake, I’m sorry, I have a vigilance which is super high ”, added Adrien Bart.

Adrien Bart struggled to digest his fourth place in the single-seater canoe (C1) 1000m final.

Snapshot of our special envoys.

One of the aisles of the Ariake Arena leading to the Olympic volleyball court.
Vexillology lovers, play your games.
Note for later: against the heat, bring an umbrella, as many Tokyoites have the good idea to do.

We wrote: a significant part of the Japanese population was opposed to the holding of the Olympic Games, especially in the health context of the moment. The organizing committee, and it is logical, prefers to show another image. Or rather, other drawings, like those above, visibly made by childish hands. The most observant will spot, among other flags, that of the country of Kevin Mayer and Clarisse Agbegnenou.

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