The French program was particularly rich last night in athletics, with Melvin Raven qualifying for the triple jump final just as Azzedine Habbez and Amadeen Brussier respectively in the semi-finals of the 1500m and 400m. the Handball players made it to the last four Olympic tournament. The French Hostens and Guyot were unable to recover a medal in a two-seater kayak.
French handball players in the semi-finals
The Blues made short work of Bahrain (42-28) in the quarter-finals of the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday. The French never shuddered in this encounter, as they took to measure their first-time opponent in the Games. Here they qualify for the Olympic semi-finals for the fourth consecutive time since the 2008 Beijing Olympics, getting a little closer to the medal they hope will be gold.
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“This is the final mobilization, the moment when we will be able to compete for medals. In the Olympic Games, being in this circuit is what is important”, estimates Guillaume Gill, blues coach. After this attacking festival, they will face Thursday the winner of the quarter-finals between Germany and Egypt, who will meet in the evening in Tokyo (13:45 France time).
Melvin Raven in the triple jump final
That was fair but it applies to Melvin Ruffin. With a better jump at 16.83 metres, goalkeeper Teddy Tamgo qualified for the Olympic final with the worst qualifying result, tying with Burkina Faso Hugues-Fabrice Zango, world indoor record holder who died after Tuesday. The Portuguese Pedro Ricciardo easily dominated the match, jumping to a height of 17.71 metres.
Melvin Raven narrowly qualified for the long jump final. © AFP
The other two French competitors, Benjamin Compaore and Jean-Marc Pontvienne, will not be in the final. The former was better at jumping at 16.59 meters while the latter was unable to convert any of his three attempts. The final will take place on Thursday at 4 am French time.
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Ezz El Din Habes qualified for the 1500m semi-final, not Alexis Millet
Ezzedine Habbs quietly cemented her qualification to the 1500m semi-finals by finishing fourth in her series, at 3’41”24 behind Abel Kipsand, Matthew Centrowitz and Jake Whiteman. His streak was marked by the fall of the third 2016 world champion, Marcin Lewandowski, who was drafted by the judges though.
Alexis Millet (right) will not compete in the 1500m final. © Reuters
For his part, Alexis Miellet couldn’t do better than the 14th spot in his series at 3’41”23. Belgian Ismail Debjani finished first with a time of 3’36’00, ahead of Olympic champion Timothy Cheriot. An insufficient result for the Frenchman since qualifying is booked for the first six of each series plus the next six best.
Amandine Prusier in the 400m semi-finals
At her first Olympics, France’s Amandine Brusier certified her ticket to the 400m semi-finals at the Tokyo Olympics. With a time of 51’65, she ranked 19th in the playoffs. “It makes me really happy to be here, I had so much fun in the short term. I am somewhat fortunate to have a string on hand, it will be necessary to rush into the semi-finals to pass after”-You have interacted with France TV’s microphone. L’Angevine du Sco Angers Athlétisme will play in the semi-finals on Wednesday at 12:30pm. Dominican Meredi Dom Paulino set the best time of the six qualifiers at 50:06.
Alexis Gandard was eliminated from the semi-finals of the 3-meter jump
In his first games, Alexis Gandard on Tuesday failed to secure his ticket to the 3-meter diving competition final of the 2020 Olympics, finishing 16th in the semi-finals. Gandard, 24, scored 357.85 points. Only the first 12 of the semi-finals qualify for the final.
There was no final for the French Alexis Gandard, who finished only 16th in his series with a total of 357.85 points. The first 14 finalists, get close to the tricolor diver #Olympic Games
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China’s Xie Siyi (543.45 points) and Wang Zongyuan (540.50 points) took the first places, ahead of Britain’s Jack Luger (514.75 points).
Hostens and Guyot seventh in the tandem kayak final
Manon Houston and Sarah Joyot finished seventh in the 500m (K2) two-seater kayak final at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday, won by New Zealand women.
Crowned with a single seat, New Zealander Lisa Carrington along with partner Caitlin Regal won in 1:35:785, the best Olympic performance. French Sarah Joyot and Manon Houston ranked seventh
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New Zealand’s Lisa Carrington, who rowed with compatriot Caitlin Regal, had just been crowned Olympic champion in the single-seat kayak (K1) over the 200 metres, about an hour ago. Poles Karolina Naga and Anna Polauska came in second, and Hungarian Danuta Kozak and Dora Bodoni came in third. The two French women, the 2018 European champions in the discipline, finished third in the semi-finals on the Sea Forest Waterway, a channel between two man-made islands in Tokyo Bay.
French ninth place in the 49er FX class
Brazilians Martin Grill and Kahina Konzi, titles already in 2016 in Rio, once again won Olympic sailing champions in the 49er FX race on Tuesday in Tokyo, while France’s Lili Sibesi and Albany Dubois finished ninth. The Frenchman, who is fourth in the 2020 world championships and who took part in his first games, is training at the French Pole in Marseille, where the 2024 Olympic regatta will be held in Paris.
After a good start (fourth), Sebesi, who grew up in Guadeloupe, and northerner Albany Dubois, who discovered sailing in the Bray Dunes (north), finished eighth in the last regatta for this Olympic event.
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