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It’s gone again for hours of effort, joy and sadness in the city – among others – cherry trees. The day of Saturday will remain in French Olympic memories with medals in spades. Don’t necessarily expect a similar raid on precious metals this Sunday. All the same, Florent Manaudou is in the final of the 50 meters freestyle after a good semi-final (best time of his half). It will be necessary to defeat the monstrous Caeleb Dressel for the gold. Good luck. Anthony Jeanjean, fourth in BMX Park qualifying yesterday, wouldn’t be crazy to dream of a podium. The volleyball players are not there yet but a victory against Brazil would make them the first Blues to qualify for a quarterfinal of the Olympics in this sport. The foilists saw the sabers win the cash yesterday. It’s up to them to do at least as well, starting with Egypt in quarters. French boxing had shone in Rio. In Tokyo, there is already only one boxer still in contention, Mourad Aliev. If he beats the Englishman Frazer Clarke in the quarter-final of + 91 kilos, he will be assured of a medal. And how not to mention athletics with hammer (F), long jump (F), the weight final (F), the 400 meters series (H) and from noon, the height final (H), the half of the 800 meters (H) with two French people. Unmissable moment like every four years: the final of the 100 meters. It will be 9:50 p.m. in Tokyo and seven hours less in Bondy, the birthplace of Jimmy Vicaut. The sprinter, who qualified nicely for the semi-finals yesterday, may have his place. The halves start at 12:15 p.m.