After a night rich in emotions, the day of this Saturday July 31 will be just as much. Women’s 100m final and men’s series, the team saber final in team judo and rugby sevens, a decisive match for Team USA in basketball … the day of Saturday.
Rugby 7: Les Bleues seek gold
It will be silver or gold for the French rugby sevens team, and everything will be played against the formidable New Zealanders. Fallen in the night of Saturday July 31 of the British, incidentally No. 1 in the world, the French can hope to win the Olympic coronation.
Team judo: the France-Japan final
After defeating Israel and then the Netherlands, the comrades of Teddy Riner and Clarisse Agbégnénou find themselves in the mixed team final against the host country. It will be a question of fetching an eighth Olympic medal for tricolor judo, a record.
The sabers in search of gold
The French sabers have validated their ticket for the final of the team tournament at the expense of the Italians (45-38). They will battle for the title against a strong team from the Russian Olympic Committee.
A successor for Bolt, domination for Fraser Pryce?
Make way for the long-awaited final, that of the 100m. The women will set foot on the track first for the semi-finals and the final. The Jamaican legend Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce, Olympic champion in 2008 and 2012, will try to secure a third Olympic title. But she will face her compatriot Elaine Thompson, defending champion.
For the men, it will first be time for the playoffs on Saturday at midday, before the final on Sunday. After the withdrawal of Usain Bolt, the discipline is still looking for a king. The only French representative at the start, Jimmy Vicaut, French and European record holder in the 100m with a time of 9”86, will try to win an Olympic medal.
Decisive match between USA and Czech Republic
Team USA finds itself in a delicate situation on Saturday against the Czech Republic (2 p.m.). The Americans saw France lock in first place in the group with a success against Iran and will have to win against the Czechs to finish second in the group. A defeat will not be eliminatory (the two best thirds are qualified) but worrying for the rest of the competition.