Another great night in Tokyo for our Paralympic athletes, even if the France team is still outside the top 10 (with 24 medals in total), since no less than four bronze charms finished. around the necks of our compatriots.
Rowing sees double
French rowing is doing well during these Paralympic Games, thank you for it. While the France team had qualified three boats out of four possible in Tokyo, it can be proud of having brought home two bronze medals. The first around the neck of Nathalie Benoît, who finished in third place in the single scull race, behind the Norwegian Skarstein in gold and the Israeli Samuel. The athlete suffering from multiple sclerosis since the age of 18 had already won silver in Rio. The second bronze medal was won in mixed 4 crossed out on the night from Saturday to Sunday. Erika Sauzeau, Antoine Jesel, Rémy Taranto, Margot Boulet and coxswain Robin Le Barreau brought the 21st charm to France.
🇫🇷😍🥉 Nathalie Benoit is adorned with bronze!
The French rower takes 3rd place in the PR1 skiff, behind the untouchable Birgit Skarstein and Moran Samuel #Paralympic Games
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Ghazouani, 132kg and bronze in bench press
The 22nd medal came from weightlifter Souhad Ghazouani, who won bronze in the under 73 kg category after lifting a bar to 132 kg.
Brazilian Mariana D'Andrea and Chinese Xu Lili beat her on the podium with respective bars of 137 and 134 kg.
“I felt strong despite an injury, I'm happy to have a bronze medal.
Like what, we can have medals even if you are less well.
I would have liked to succeed 135 kg but I know what I was capable of, it was my maximum.
I felt my right arm was starting to weaken, ”she admitted after the ordeal.
Suffering from spina bifida at birth, the 39-year-old won his fifth Paralympic medal.
Second medal for tricolor judo
Bronze always but in judo this time.
In the -90kg category, Frenchman Hélios Latchoumanaya won his fight (by ippon) against Zhanbota Amanzhol in the small final.
This is the second tricolor medal in judo after the silver one won by flag bearer Sandrine Martinet.
It stalls in triathlon
No medal for the triathlon this Sunday after the Olympic title of Alexis Hanquinquant and the money won by Annouck Cirzillat and his guide Céline Bousrez.
The first French medalist in this sport at the Paralympic Games in Rio, Gwladys Lemoussu (32), amputated of her left forearm following agenesis from birth, finished in 6th place in Tokyo.
For the men, Yannick Bourseaux finished in 10th place.
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Tokyo Olympics 2021