It was hot, it was beautiful, the feat was so close! For a few minutes halfway through the race, Charline Picon was Olympic champion, already in the lead, ahead of Emma Wilson, more than two places also ahead of leader Yunxiu Lu, 5th or 6th. And Lu returned, the miracle evaporated in the overwhelming heat of Enoshima, without preventing a sincere happiness, without regret, from closing.

“You had to be pretty darn solid because the conditions were very harsh”, Picon summed up, 32 degrees, no wind (6 knots, or 11 km / h ), that of the physical, an incessant pumping to manufacture wind. “I am proud of my race. I actually believed at a time for the gold because the Chinese was …

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