You were Sleeping ? Here is what happened. No medal last night but several disappointments with the elimination of Koumba Larroque in wrestling and that of Clément Bessaguet in shooting, yet first of the first day of qualifying. On the other hand, the French qualified in the quarter-finals against Brazil and Quentin Bigot in the hammer throw final, like Gémima Joseph over 200 m.
Shooting at 25 m:
Rio silver medalist Clément Bessaguet and Jean Quiquampoix resumed the 25-meter rapid pistol qualifying on Monday at the Asaka shooting range. The two Frenchmen occupied the first two places (with a score of 297/300) at the end of the first day, but Clément Bessaguet cracked this morning and does not qualify for the final. The final is scheduled for 7:30 a.m.
The French women’s handball team advance to the quarter-finals by winning against Brazil (29-22). France will play its quarter-final on Wednesday but do not yet know the name of its opponent.
Gémima Joseph, the only French sprinter engaged in the 200 meter, ensured her entry into the running and qualified for the semi-finals, scheduled from 12:25 pm She finished third in her series (22.94). Also in the semifinals will be Olympic 100m champion Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce (22.23) and Ivorian Marie José Ta Lou (22.30).
Quentin Bigot easily qualified for the hammer throw final with a second throw at 78.73. The final takes place Wednesday at 1:15 pm.
It’s already over for the French Koumba Larroque (- 68 kg) in wrestling. Surprised at the end of the fight by the Mongolian wrestler Battsetseg Soronzonbold in the round of 16, she now hopes that the latter reaches the semi-finals to be drafted. Reigning European champion Koumba Larroque was a serious contender for the title.
It’s over for Léa Jamelot, 6th in her series in a single-seater kayak (200m). Same ax for Vanina Paoletti, 3rd in her series. In the repechage, they both finished 4th, not enough to reach the semi-finals. Manon Hostens and Sarah Guyot, on the other hand, paddled to the semi-finals of the two-seater kayak 500m event, finishing second in their heat. It also goes into the semi-finals for Etienne Hubert in a single-seater kayak (1000m), 2nd in the repechage. This is not the case with Guillaume Burger, eliminated.
The French lost to Singapore in the round of 16 of the team table tennis tournament. Les Bleues concede the score of 3-0 after the defeat of Yuan Jia Nan against Yu Mengyu (1-3). The French will have a lot to do against China in the quarter-finals at 12:30 p.m.
Sifan Hassan scared himself over 1,500 meters. Two-time world champion in Doha this year, the Dutchwoman fell 300 meters from the finish to win her series anyway. She has to play tonight in the 5,000m final to try to win her first Olympic title.
Puerto Rican Jasmine Camacho-Quinn became Olympic champion in the 100m hurdles, winning the second Olympic gold medal in her country’s history. In 12.36 seconds, Camacho-Quinn edged American world record holder Kendra Harrison (12.52 seconds).