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Tokyo 2021: cyclist Marie Patouillet offers France a first medal at the Paralympics

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Cyclist Marie Patouillet opened the French team’s counter at the Tokyo Paralympic Games on Wednesday on the first day of competition, winning the bronze medal on the track in the individual pursuit (category C5).

The French delegation to the Tokyo Paralympic Games won its first medal on Wednesday August 25th thanks to Marie Patouillet. The track cyclist finished third in the individual pursuit event (category C5).

“I do not realize too much. For my first Games, first event and first medal,” reacted after her race the 33-year-old tracker, more of a sprint specialist. She is also trained by Grégory Baugé, quadruple world champion in individual speed and silver medalist in the same event at the London Olympic Games in 2012.

General practitioner, the para-cyclist, born with a malformation in one foot, has great chances of medal again Friday, in the 500 meters standing start, her specialty of which she is vice-world champion (2020) and bronze medalist ( 2019). Arriving late in cycling, Marie Patouillet had a revelation by running the stage of the Tour cyclotouriste in 2017.

With AFP

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