The French foilists beat Egypt on Sunday in the quarter-finals of the Tokyo Olympics team competition (45-34). Although they ultimately won with a comfortable lead, they have long been worried by their opponents.

Substitute, Erwann Le Péchoux entered in the 7th stint and was decisive (5-1). He allowed the Blues to take the advantage (35-29). In the semi-finals (6:40 am), the Habs will be opposed to Japan, which released Italy.

The tricolor foil players did not shine in the individual tournament. Julien Mertine and Maxime Pauty were eliminated in the first round, and Enzo Lefort, 2019 world champion, was released in the quarterfinals. They are therefore keen to make up for it in teams. In 2016 in Rio, they won the silver medal. Enzo Lefort and Erwann Le Péchoux were already part of the France team.

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