Another night of madness for the French team at the Paralympic Games. The French delegation in Tokyo won six medals, including one in gold on the night of Friday 27 to Saturday 28 August. The triathletes opened the ball with the Paralympic title from Alexis Hanquinquant and the bronze from Annouck Curzillat. The tandem Beaugillet and Pervis also took third place, as did table tennis players Maxime Thomas and Thu Kamkasomphou. Finally, for her last Games, legend Marie-Amélie Le Fur once again shone by winning the silver medal in the long jump, the ninth of her Paralympic career. This brings the total number of medals won by France to 16. Franceinfo: sport recaps what you should not miss tonight.
Alexis Hanquinquant, historic gold in triathlon, bronze for Annouck Curzillat
Successful bet for the Rouennais. The French, triple world and European champion Alexis Hanquinquant was only aiming for one thing on Saturday: the Paralympic triathlon title (PTS4). It is now done, for him who crushed the competition with more than three minutes in advance. For his first Paralympic Games, the 35-year-old triathlete climbed to the top of the podium and offered France its first triathlon title at the Olympics and Paralympics. The other French people engaged in triathlon missed the podium. In the PTVI2 category, Thibaut Rigaudeau finished in a difficult fourth place with his guide Cyril Viennot (+ 1’32 ”). Antoine Pérel, in the PTVI1 category, with his guide, Olivier Lyoen, finished in sixth position (+ 2’33 ”).
Among the ladies, Annouck Curzillat won bronze in the PTVI1 category, with her guide Céline Bousrez. The triathlete finished her race in 1h11’45 ”, and resisted in the last meters the return of the Briton Alison Peasgood (+ 4’32 ”). She held on to take third place on the wire. Annouck Curzillat thus brought the French delegation its twelfth medal.
The tandem Beaugillet-Pervis in bronze
Track cycling continues to shine. The tandem Raphaël Beaugillet and French Pervis won bronze on Saturday at the Izu velodrome. The two French riders went after themselves to grab bronze in the Km – B event. The French finished behind (+ 2”434) two pairs of British, James Balle and his driver Lewis Stewart ( + 1”465) second and Fachie Neil and Matthew Rotherham, Paralympic champions.
On the other hand, disappointment for the French speed team, composed of Kevin Le Cunff, Dorian Foulon and Alexandre Léauté, who cracked at the end of the race and let the bronze escape in the B final against the Spaniards.
Emeline Pierre misses qualification for the 100m freestyle final, Aurélie Rivard supersonic
No medal, however, for swimming on Saturday. Frenchwoman Emeline Pierre finished fifth in the 100m freestyle heats in the S10 category, and therefore failed to qualify for the final. The Canadian Aurélie Rivard, on the other hand, exploded the series, with a world record. She slipped half a second off her own time to reach the final.
Bronze for Maxime Thomas and Thu Kamkasomphou in para tennis de table
Maxime Thomas won the bronze medal on Saturday. Beaten in four sets by his opponent, the Turkish Abdullah Ozturk in the semifinals, the French Maxime Thomas obtained the same metal as in Rio in 2016, as well as in London in 2012 and Beijing in 2008. “I would have liked to change the metal, I’m used to bronze medals at the Games!”, did he react after his victory in the semi-finals. For Thu Kamkasomphou, the night was beautiful as the Frenchwoman won her small final against the Chinese Wenjuan Huang.
Other good news for the French clan, Mateo Boheas qualified for the semi-finals thanks to his 3-1 victory against the Indonesian Komet Akbar. Among the women, Léa Ferney won her semi-final with the manner (3-0). She will participate in her first Paralympic final. Like Fabien Lamirault, who will also go to the final. The French table tennis player has dismissed Korean Soo Yong Cha (11-7, 11-4, 10-12, 11-8) and will aim for the gold medal on Monday at 9 a.m.
On the other hand, ended for Thomas Bouvais, who stopped at the edge of the semi-finals, after his 3-0 defeat against the Chinese Peng. We will find the table tennis player for the team tournament.
Marie-Amélie Le Fur, Paralympic vice-champion for her last Games
For her Paralympic Games, Marie-Amélie Le Fur once again shone. The para-athlete won the silver medal in the long jump in her T64 category in Tokyo on Saturday, her ninth Paralympic medal. Favorite after his world record last February at 6.14 m, the Habs have kept their rank and even smashed the Paralympic record in their category by making an exceptional last jump at 6.11 m. But in front of her, Dutchwoman FleurJong managed to leap up to 6.16m, taking the world record and the gold medal.
Dimitri Jozwicki makes it to the 100m final
He made a perfect series. The French Dimitri Jozwicki finished second in his series in the 100m in the T38 category in 11”30, behind the Chinese Dening Zhu. The Habs even broke their personal best, which allows them to qualify for the 100m final, which will take place at 12:35 on Saturday, live on france.tv.
Bad news, however, for Timothée Adolphe who was disqualified. Yet easy winner of his 400m series in the T11 category, the Frenchman was no longer linked to his guide Jeffrey Lami when crossing the line. They will therefore not be able to take part after the competition.
Timothée Adolphe disqualified! ❌
However easy winner of his series of 400 m category T11, the Frenchman was no longer linked to his guide when crossing the line and was disqualified … What a disappointment!
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Nathalie Benoit in the final in PR1
The French Nathalie Benoit won her final repechage race on Saturday in 10’56”23, finishing first. A perfect performance that allows him to reach the final in PR1. For the French rower, the medal race will take place on Sunday at 3:50 a.m.
Nathan Petit will fight for bronze
French Nathan Petit will try to win the bronze medal in para judo -81 kg. After a nice introduction by an ippon on his opponent Galymzhan Smagululy, the Frenchman has ilost in the quarter-finals against world number 1 Jung Min Kor Lee. But he did not let himself be defeated and give everything to repechage against Briton Powell. At the end of the morning, from 11 a.m., theThe French judoka will therefore fight for bronze. The fight will be to follow live on france.tv.