The world No.1 Iga Swiatek eliminated in the round of 16 of the Australian Open, the victorious French women's relay in biathlon in Antholz-Anterselva (Italy), Johan Clarey achieved a new feat in the legendary descent of Kitzbühel (Austria ), the round of 16 of the French Football Cup... Find the most beautiful sports shots of the weekend, through the work of photojournalists who travel the various sports grounds all over the world.
Thanks to the press agencies, always on the front line to cover major sporting events, and to the journalists of the editorial staff of 20 Minutes, here is another look, in pictures, at sports information.
Toulouse, already qualified before the match, made sure to play their round of 16 at home in the Champions Cup, against the South African Bulls, thanks to their victory on Sunday against the Irish of Munster (20-16), however insufficient. to take first place in the pool.
The French women's relay, concluded by Julia Simon, won for the second time this season, in Antholz-Anterselva (Italy) on Sunday, for the last race before the Biathlon World Championships in Oberhof (Germany) in February.
The blue quartet, composed in the order of Lou Jeanmonnot, the Chevalier sisters, Anaïs and Chloé, and Simon, far outstripped Sweden, trailing by 45 seconds, and Germany, pushed back more than 1 min 15 sec .
The boys finished second behind Norway.
Imperial from start to finish!
Frenchman Sébastien Ogier, a luxury freelancer at Toyota this season in the WRC world championship, won the 9th Monte-Carlo Rally of his career on Sunday, a record on the event.
" It is enormous !
“savored the eight-time French world champion, engaged in a partial program like last season with the Japanese manufacturer.
Toulouse confirmed its current good momentum on Saturday by qualifying for the knockout stages of the Coupe de France after its home victory against Ajaccio (2-0).
Twenty days after its success in Ligue 1 in the same place against the same opponent and on the same score, the TFC has a fifth match without defeat in all competitions with a whopping seventeen goals scored.
Angers got scared against Olympique Strasbourg (Regional 1, sixth division) by winning 1-0 in pain.
Angevin defender Miha Blazic scored the only goal of the match after a corner (16th).
But despite this advantage and the five divisions gap, the FCOSK 06 manhandled the bottom side of Ligue 1 at the Stade de La Meinau by obtaining several clear chances, in vain.
Lyon and Reims easily qualified for the knockout stages of the Coupe de France on Saturday by beating Chambéry and Les Herbiers 3-0 respectively. Olympique Lyonnais kicked off the Coupe de France this afternoon with a home run against Chambéry , national 3 club (fifth division), thanks to a hat-trick from its captain Alexandre Lacazette.
The striker scored three almost identical goals, taking home good crosses from his teammates (11th, 33rd then 67th) at close range.
The day before, Marseille qualified for the round of 16 by beating Rennes 1-0 at the Stade Vélodrome, bringing their series of consecutive victories in all competitions to eight.
OM's winning goal was scored by Mattéo Guendouzi in the 59th minute, after hard work from Jordan Vérétout.
Atlético Madrid, after a home defeat against Barça then a draw in Almeria, revived with its rookie Memphis Depay by dominating a team from Valladolid which joined the relegation wagon (3-0), Saturday during the 18th day of the Spanish Championship.
Griezmann took charge of the second goal by victoriously taking over at the near post and with the right foot a cross from the Argentinian Molina (23rd).
Bordeaux-Bègles was eliminated from the Rugby Champions Cup after a sad campaign of four defeats in four games, the last of which was on Saturday against Gloucester (26-17).
This new setback even prevents the UBB from being transferred to the Challenge Cup, the small European Cup.
The defending champion from La Rochelle, already qualified for the eighth, finished the job by largely dominating the English from Northampton (31-13).
On the other hand, no exploit for Racing 92, which will not see the final phase for the first time in six years.
World No.1 Iga Swiatek was eliminated in the round of 16 of the Australian Open by Kazakh Elena Rybakina (25th) 6-4, 6-4 in 1h29, Sunday in Melbourne.
The Polish woman in particular regretted not having been up to it mentally: “I lost too much energy worrying”, she analyzed.
The American Sebastian Korda, 31st in the world, qualified for his first Grand Slam quarter-final by beating the Pole Hubert Hurkacz (11th) in the super tie-break of the fifth set 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 , 1-6, 7-6 (10/7), Sunday at the Australian Open.
“I'm a little superstitious: it was the towel that saved me.
Each time I went to wipe myself, I then won the point.
She's my new friend!
“Launched Korda after a great tie-break that could have tipped in favor of his opponent.
Trailing 6-1 after 34 minutes, Garcia managed not to panic to turn around a damn bad situation against the German Laura Siegemund, 158th in the world, by winning 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 .
"I didn't play very well, but I'm very happy with the way I fought," commented the 29-year-old Lyonnaise.
She will wear the colors of France alone in the round of 16 of the Australian Open after the eliminations of Benjamin Bonzi and Ugo Humbert.
Novak Djokovic again overcame the pain in his left thigh to beat Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov (28th in the world) 7-6 (7/9), 6-3, 6-4 and climb into the round of 16 of the Open d Australia, Saturday in Melbourne.
Félix Auger-Aliassime, 7th in the world, was surprised in the round of 16 of the Australian Open by the Czech Jiri Lehecka (71st) who won 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/2 ), 7-6 (7/3), Sunday in Melbourne.
The French team did not force their talent, but they hardly needed it, qualified for the quarter-finals of the World Handball Championship before kick-off, they continued their clear round at a short trot against to Iran, limited (41-29), Friday in Krakow.
At 42, Olympic downhill vice-champion Johan Clarey achieved a new feat with a second place on the legendary downhill in Kitzbühel (Austria) on Saturday, only beaten by Norwegian Aleksander Aamodt Kilde.
At 42, the Frenchman pushes back his own record for the oldest skier to stand on a World Cup podium.
Chicago beat Detroit (126-108) Thursday at Paris Bercy, in the second match in the history of the North American Basketball League (NBA) relocated to France.
The Bulls dominated the young Pistons the entire game, winning every quarter during the American-style "show" offered in the Paris hall
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