Paralympic Video games: two French medals, a disappointment in wheelchair rugby and a desk tennis participant with no arms … What to recollect from Wednesday

Following the normal opening ceremony; the 2021 Paralympic Video games launches and can final  till September 5. The solemn stuff began this Wednesday night time; with the armchair fencing saber and desk tennis occasions. It was additionally the primary wheelchair rugby match; which confronted France and Japan. The primary French medals fell right now; due to the performances of swimmer Ugo Didier and monitor bike owner Marie Patouillet.

Biking in bronze; swimming in silver

The France group counter was unlocked in a short time. The bike owner Marie Patouillet He had the distinction of carrying the medal desk first this Wednesday; successful bronze on the monitor within the particular person pursuit. The athlete; sufferer of a foot and ankle malformation;journaltimepeted for the primary time in an Olympicjournaltimepetition within the C5 class.

The second medaljournaltimees from swimming pools. Swimmer Ugo Didier reclaimed silver within the 400m freestyle last (S9) this morning with a French file in his class at 4’11*33. Within the 100m butterfly; the opposite younger favourite; Alex Portal (S13); narrowly missed the rostrum; ending 4th within the occasion at 57*13.

Picture of the day

Egyptian table tennis player Ibrahim Hamadtou at the Paralympic table tennis individual event.  REUTERS / Ivan Alvarado
Egyptian desk tennis participant Ibrahim Hamadtou on the Paralympic desk tennis particular person occasion. REUTERS / Ivan Alvarado IVAN ALVARADO

Egyptian Ibrahim Hamadtou He now not has arms however it’s not an issue to play desk tennis. At 48 years worn; the athlete places the noise in his mouth and serves together with his left foot. This morning; he performed his first match in Tokyo in opposition to South Korea’s Hong-Kyu Park which resulted in a loss (11-6; 11-4; 11-9).

On the French facet for the self-discipline; it’s a explicit success for Mateo Boheas (class 10) and Maxime Thomas (class 4) who each received their first group match.

The remainder of the day was; admittedly; disappointing specifically for this Wednesday’s group sport; wheelchair rugby; which was to be adopted from the start of the afternoon. The French Paralympic group confronted host nation Japan. It was a problem for the Blues; who sadly by no means received medals and who met of their first match in opposition to the reigning world champions. The Japanese managed to regain the benefit within the match that resulted in failure for the French (53-51).

The moments to succeed for Thursday’s session

Monitor biking; forever; with the time trial of the French duo made up of Kevin Le Cunff and Dorian Foulon. The latter was a gold medalist on the final  World Cup in 2020. Tomorrow will even be the second probability for wheelchair rugby gamers to attempt; this time; to emerge victorious from their second match. They may meet with the Australian group at 10:30 am. On the equivalent time; there might be hope on the load lifting facet. Alex Bourlon; present quantity 5 in his Paralympic class and sole French consultant; willjournaltimepete within the -54kg bench press.

Thejournaltimeplete program (and the French engaged) for Thursday; August 26:


Particular person males; class 4 with Maxime Thomas (class 4) at 2 am; Nicolas Aira Savant (class 5) at 2:40 am; Fabien Laminrault (class 2) at 3:20 am; Thomas Bouvais (class 8) at 4 a.m.; Stephane Molliens (class 2)) at 4 a.m.; Lucas Creange at 6 a.m. (class 11) at 6:40 a.m.; Mateo Boheas (class 10) at 6:40 a.m.; Gilles de la Bourdonnaye (class 10) at 9 am; Clément Berthier (class 8) at 1 pm

Singles with Isabelle Lafaye (class 1-2) at 4:40 am; Léa Ferney (class 11) at 6 am; Anne Barneoud (class 7) at 9.40 am


Particular person pursuit of greater than 3;000 meters for males (C2) qualifying with Alexandre Leaute at 4:22 am.

C4-5 Males’s 1500m time trial with Dorian Foulon and Kevin Le Cunff at 7 o’clock.


Grand Prix Particular person Dressage Grade II with Céline Gerny at 9 am.

Grand Prix Particular person Dressage Grade IV with Vladimir Vinchon at 10.51 am.


Males’s particular person sword; preliminary group 1; Romain Noble (class A) and Yohan Peter (class B) at 2 o’clock.


Bench press -54kg with Alex Bourlon at 10:30 am.


Males’s 100m freestyle S4; qualifying with David Smetanine (S4) at 2:17.


Blended; group stage; group A; France v Australia at 10:30 am.

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