5:37 pm August 7; 2021; as amended 6:05 pm August 7; 2021
French on the race; predictions; medal desk … From July 23 to August 8; uncover the JDD newspaper devoted to the Tokyo Olympics on daily basis. On the menu this Sunday: French handball gamers will attempt to prevail the gold; following the crowning of their male counterparts; the marathon and a scorching derby in water polo.
1 – The French medal desk for Saturday; August 7
The penultimate act of those Video games additionally introduced distinguished French tales to the velodrome (Madison’s bronze for Donovan Grondin and Benjamin Thomas) and the basketball court docket with the women ‘bronze and the boys’ silver; anyway. remaining in opposition to the USA. Tojournaltimeplete these medals of the day; two Olympic titles crown the lads’s handball and volleyball groups.
2 – The occasion to not be missed: handball gamers a rock’s throw from El Dorado (8 hours)
They misplaced two video games; got here near elimination after which regained their head within the hottest second. French handball gamers willjournaltimepete for Olympic gold in Russia (8 hours). In Rio; the alike cartel had turned in favor of the Russians (19-22) however frustration had stoked the hearth of the tricolor throughout the next Olympiad; with a world title (2017) and a European coronation (2018).
The supreme dream of coach Olivier Krumbholz and Amandine Leynaud; the goalkeeper who has deliberate to conclude her profession that started in 2005. If prosperous; French handball would now acquire received each conceivable worldwide title; each for ladies and men.
3- The poignant forecast: the unbeatable Kipchoge defeated within the marathon (0h00)
Every thing factors to him. Eliud Kipchoge is the marathon title holder; world document holder (2:01:39 in Berlin in 2018). He even lined the well-known 42;195 kilometers in lower than two hours in an operation mounted for him in 2019. On the stroke of midnight (7am in Sapporo); the Kenyan may even begin with out his essential rival; the unselected Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele. . Goal: to bjournaltimee the third man to accomplish the double following the Ethiopian Abebe Bikila (1960 and 1964) and the East German Waldemar Cierpinski (1976 and 1980). Every thing appears so written upfront that we may see one final shock to shut the athletics chapter. Particularly since three Italians might be on the beginning line. They are often diminutive referenced; the baraka of their delegation is such that they need to emerge instantly.
4- No person cares however we do not: a extremely popular derby in water polo (9:30 am)
You’ll acquire to to move to a higher level/position. at 4 within the morning to admire the chic purple and white checkered bathing caps of the Croatian polo gamers (for fifth space) however the important is elsewhere: within the derby that may warmth the water within the Tatsumi pool between Greece and Serbia. Charitable; France didn’t ship a crew to this collective sport to go away a diminutive to others. The wager goes past the aquatic middle; for the reason that two nations acquire obtained two gold medals every in these Olympic Video games. Though unclear; our data of the game leads us to say that the Serbs acquire a slight benefit resulting from their Olympic title in 2016 and their continued dominance over Europe between 2012 and 2018. So belief us.
5 – The chop of the Olympic Video games: are there nations that also finish not acquire an Olympic medal?
Of all of the nations that acquire participated in at fewest 5 editions of the Video games; 65 acquire by no means received an amulet. Three acquire unlocked their counter in Tokyo: Burkina Faso; Turkmenistan; and San Marino (who bought three without delay). With 24journaltimebined summer time and winter participations; Monaco is the delegation that participated essentially the most with out successful something. The six Monegasque athletes gift in Tokyo acquire not modified something.
It appears apparent; nevertheless it must be written: in every Olympic version; there are sometimes extra non-medalist nations than there are medalist nations. In 2016; for instance; out of 207 nations; 78 received at fewest one medal. Principally; two out of each three delegations returned dwelling empty-handed. What finish the 129 non-decorated nations acquire injournaltimemon? Just a few athletes introduced: 42 from Chile; 23 from Angola; 2 from Malta. Removed from China (413); Germany (425) or the USA (554).
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