Discover or relive in the blink of an eye the great moments of Olympic Day on Saturday August 7 in Tokyo.
The French collectives reaped the fruits of their wonderful Olympic tournaments this Saturday. In basketball, the legitimate disappointment of the Blues finally silvered for the benefit of the United States (82-87) was followed by the joy of the Blues, who the day after their failed half were able to pull themselves together to pick up the Olympic bronze at the expense of the Serbs ( 91-76).
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The gold came later in the day, with first the third Olympic coronation of handball tricolor, in a remake of the unfortunate final of Rio against Denmark (25-23). Then a formidable response came from volleyball, this time with a historic triumph for France, at the end of a bitter fight with Russia (3-2: 25-23, 25-17, 21-25, 21- 25, 15-12).
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Collective always, but limited to two with the bronze won by the trackers Benjamin Thomas and Donavan Grondin on the American, behind Denmark and Great Britain.
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Fourth in the C1 1000m final, Adrien Bart did not fail to share his bitterness, deploring the presence on the podium of Moldovan Serghei Tarnovschi, suspended four years for doping before the Rio Games and not necessarily cleared of all suspicion.
Big disappointment also for the French equestrian team, at the top of the general table in show jumping before the final passage of Pénélope Leprevost on Vancouver de Lanlore. Unfortunately, a catastrophic session which deprived the blue collective of the podium.
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And three, three medals for two Olympic titles in favor of the Dutch Sifan Hassan, crowned Olympic champion of the 10,000m this Saturday after having conquered the gold of the 5000m and the bronze of the 1500m earlier in the week.
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Another remarkable series, that of Allyson Felix, victorious in the 4x400m relay with her American counterparts to add an eleventh Olympic medal to her record (including seven gold). That is one more than the illustrious Carl Lewis, historical reference in US athletics. All nationalities combined, only the former Finnish founder Paavo Nurmi did better in the discipline with 12 Olympic podiums.