The trio of French riders placed ninth on Saturday at the end of the second and last day of dressage in the eventing. He is preparing for the cross on Sunday. “I am satisfied with the test because there was no disaster. I missed a change of foot which costs me dearly in the end. I thought I would reach 70%, I don’t have them but, compared to the team, the contract is fulfilled and that’s the main thing ”, explains Karim Laghouag at the end of the second day of the dressage test. , Saturday, at the Tokyo Equestrian Park. Third French rider to enter the rectangle with his horse Triton Fontaine, the Olympic team champion in Rio, keeps smiling. Despite its 26th position, with 32.40 points, France finished 9th in the dressage event dominated, unsurprisingly, by Great Britain (78.30 points), Germany (80.40 points) and La Nouvelle. -Zeeland (84.40 points). A medal aimed at cross-country “Fortunately, it does not stop after the dressage”, continues Karim Laghouag, alluding to the second event, the cross, which will take place the next day on the artificial island of the Forest of the sea. “Everything is possible, we will have to be better than the others on the cross. We will not have the right to make mistakes. We remain in the race for points and that is what is interesting, ”adds national coach Thierry Touzaint. “The podium is completely within our reach […] You just have to be good tomorrow. »The favorite discipline of riders, cross country was reduced in size and advanced at the very start of the morning in order to protect the horses from the heat. “It’s a cross that we have never seen, shorter than 2’30 minutes but with the same number of efforts, 44. For us it will be a discovery”, decrypts Karim Laghouag who was about to go make a fifth reconnaissance of the course. “It has a lot of angles, slanted obstacles, jumps with a slope, four fords … It makes this course more complex and it therefore slows down the stopwatch, a priori should be difficult to achieve”, he believes. . He will be the last to enter after his teammates Christopher Six and Nicolas Touzaint. read also All the news about horse riding at the Tokyo Olympics

CONTINUOUS – After the rich day yesterday, it will be difficult to do so well this Sunday but we want to believe it

By Most Ligue 1 teams played their last friendly this Saturday before the championship returns next week. In the middle of the afternoon, Clermont closed a promising pre-season with a victory against Nantes (1-2).

Injured this week in training, Nice winger Calvin Stengs will be forfeited for the start of the Championship, as his trainer Christophe Galtier announced.

The 25-year-old forward, scoring 7 goals last season, signed with Troyes on Saturday for the next 4 seasons. Announced several weeks ago with the Aiglons, Melvin Bard has finally had his medical examination and is officially an OGC Nice player.

Olympique de Marseille ended their preparation with a bang with a solid victory against Villarreal (2-1) in front of a conquered Vélodrome.

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For his first appearance in the Nice jersey, Dutch winger Justin Kluivert was able to create danger during the forty-five minutes he played.

For its last preparation match, Nice drew this Saturday against AC Milan (1-1). Olivier Giroud scored on the occasion of his first for the Milan jersey.

The French Football Federation has announced that the health pass will be requested for licensees aged 12 to 17 as of September 30.

by Opposed to Pedro Martinez in the final of the Kitzbuhel tournament, Casper Ruud won his third title in a row. The Norwegian has been swimming on the water lately and since leaving the road in the first round of Wimbledon against Jordan Thompson.

by The majority of the matches of the second day of Ligue 2 took place this Saturday. From 3 p.m., Nîmes signed its first victory of the season by disposing of Dijon, which suffered a second loss in a row (2-1).

Roman Iaremtchouk leaves La Gantoise and joins Benfica Lisbon for 17M €. He is committed with his new club until 2026.

by Following last week’s loss in the first test match, South Africa dominated the British and Irish Lions (27-9) at Cape Town Stadium in Cape Town. The first half was poor in play, as in the first meeting, with also a lot of faults and aggressiveness between the two teams.

Caen and Paris FC still share the lead in the Ligue 2 championship after having disposed of Niort (1-0) and Dunkirk (2-1) during this second day. Held in check on the first day, Toulouse moved forward by exploding Nancy (4-0), while Amiens was already in difficulty, with zero points on the clock. Nancy 0-4 Toulouse Goals: Healey (1st, 70th), Gabrielsen (27th) & Rouault (42nd) for Tef

In a press release released on Saturday, the French football federation announced the obligation to have a health pass to resume amateur competitions.

The Girondins could not do better than a draw (1-1) this Saturday against Troyes in their last preparation match. Briand responded to Tardieu at the end of the match.

Toulouse signed a card this Saturday in Nancy (4-0) on the occasion of the second day of Ligue 2. At the same time, Caen, in Niort (1-0), and Paris FC, against Dunkirk ( 2-1), signed a second success in two matches and moved to the top of the table.

For the last friendly of the pre-season, OL lost to Porto in a very open meeting (5-3).