Tokyo Olympics: the French in search of Olympic gold



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G. Naboulet, A. Matteoli, M. Rénier, V. Roussel, M. Bitton – France 2

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For the Olympic Games in Tokyo (Japan), France is aiming for at least as many medals as in Rio (Brazil) in 2016, ie 42. Some headliners are expected at the turn.

The Olympic Games in Tokyo (Japan) begin Friday, July 23, a year after the initial date. This is an opportunity for French athletes to shine with a goal of 42 medals as in Rio (Brazil) five years earlier. 378 French athletes participate in these Games with some exceptional champions such as the flag bearer Clarisse Agbegnenou who is aiming for the gold medal. “It’s the only medal I’m missing. I was second five years ago, for me it’s in the momentum. I don’t see where the flaw could be”, she says. For his part, Teddy Riner is no longer infallible after a loss last year and a knee injury. The two-time Olympic champion is aiming for a third title in the land of judo.

Kevin Mayer is also a regular on the catwalks. The world decathlon champion is aiming for the only title he lacks, that of Olympic champion. Many other athletes dream of tasting Olympic gold, whether individually or collectively like the French handball players. Among the favorites is also the triathlete Vincent Luis, while Florent Manaudou wants to create a surprise.

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