French swimmer David Smétanine finished sixth in the 100m freestyle final of the Paralympic Games in the S4 category on Thursday. He still has two medal chances left in Tokyo.

The step was too high for David Smétanine. Despite his experience, the French swimmer, a nine-time Paralympic medalist, finished sixth in the S4 100m freestyle final of the Paralympic Games on Thursday (August 26th).

If the 46-year-old Habs, partial quadriplegic, achieved a better time than during the series, swimming in 1’29’47 (three seconds less than in series, swam earlier in the day), he nevertheless finished Almost three seconds from the podium Ultra-domineering, the Japanese Takayuki Suzuki was crowned Paralympic champion.

David Smétanine, who is playing his fifth Games in Tokyo, can still dream of a podium since he is lined up for the 200m freestyle on August 30 and the 50m freestyle on September 2, events in which he will try to win his tenth Paralympic medal.

Our tricolor swimmer David Smetanine finished 6th at the end of the 100m freestyle final S4. We will find him on the 30th on the 200m NL S4 to try to win 10th Paralympic medal # GoLesBleus # Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/Q49iHCXc1F

The tricolor medal counter therefore remains stuck at three, after the title of Alexandre Léauté in para-cycling on track, Thursday morning.

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