France’s women’s rugby team lost 26 to 12 to New Zealand on Saturday, July 31 in the Tokyo Olympics final, but handed its 17th medal to the Blues in Tokyo, shortly before the French mixed judo team did not. Winning the eighteenth prize, this time golden.
After a good run, the French players have never worried, the double world champion and vice-Olympic champion in Rio. The French dominated the British (26-19) in the semi-finals, having eliminated China in the quarter-finals.
The Olympic title showdown looked like revenge for the 2018 World Cup final, which saw the New Zealanders beat France 29-0.
Bronze Medal for Fijians
The French are constantly improving since they finished sixth in Rio and fourth at the last world circuit, and they had reason to hope, thanks to their iron thrust and fire wings, combined with a good dose of confidence born from a very successful qualifying tournament. In mid-June. On the other hand, the New Zealand Black Ferns seemed to struggle in the semi-final against Fiji and took a 22-7 win after extra time.
But the New Zealanders quickly settled into the French half of the field and scored the first attempt from the first minute. The French did not hold back, stifling some of their opponents’ attacks in their solid defense, but soon felt the level difference, until they could no longer be blocked. The bronze medal goes to the Fijians who defeated Britain.
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