Olympics 2021: what chances of medals for the French team, this Sunday, August 1?

By Benjamin Chenevière
Published on 31 Jul 21 at 18:57


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Men’s team foil: a new chance for a medal in fencing for the French team. (©illustration Adobe Stock)

This Sunday 1is August, to Tokyo Olympics, to find the best French chance for a medal, it will be necessary to turn to thefencing.

After the disappointment of the men’s épée team, eliminated in the quarter-finals on Friday, their comrades from the foil have the ambition to stand on the podium. If the United States are favorites, the Blues have ample means to inflate the collection of French medals.

A total already well supplied by the fencers since the start of the Olympics, with the gold of Romain Cannone in épée, the silver of the girls in the foil by team, and the bronze of Manon Brunet in the saber.

To follow the competition of the male foilists, it will be necessary to connect to France Télévisions from 2h (French time), and while they cross swords, cross their fingers for a possible final, scheduled for 11:30.

BMX freestyle: Jeanjean applies for a medal

For the rest, it will be necessary to follow from 3:10 the very first Olympic event of BMX freestyle, in which the French Anthony Jeanjean, reigning European champion, will have a card to play.

Perhaps we will simultaneously experience the first French medal in swimming ? In what was previously a flagship discipline of French Olympic sport, the Blues are struggling to renew themselves.

In the final of 50m nage libre (at 3:30 am), Florent Manaudou will be there since he won the semi-final in 21 ”53.

Finally, in veil, Jean-Baptiste Bernaz, 9e in Men’s Laser, will compete in the “medal race” with a tiny hope of a podium. End expected around 5:30 am.

Hoping that the French delegation wins gold again as it does today, with the coronation of the French judo team.

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