Tokyo Olympics: bronze medal for the French equestrian team in the eventing

A 23e medal for the Blues: the French eventing team, gold medalist in 2016 at the Rio Olympics, won bronze at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday, August 2, behind Great Britain and Australia.

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Ninth after the dressage and third after the cross, the French Nicolas Touzaint, Karim Laghouag and Christopher Six finally retained their position after the show jumping. Nicolas Touzaint managed a clear round with a simple light penalty for overtaking the time. Karim Laghouag for his part committed a fault (four penalty points), while Christopher Six had a perfect course, without fault or penalty.

Last show jumping course Monday at 8:45 p.m.

They are all three qualified for the final of the individual event which brings together the 25 best riders of the three days of competition. Before the last show jumping course, scheduled this Monday at 8:45 p.m. local (1:45 p.m. French) at the end of which the individual Olympic title will be awarded, Christopher Six is ​​6e with 31.20 points, not far from the leader, the German Julia Krajewski (25.60 pts). Nicolas Touzaint is 10e (33.90 pts) and Karim Laghouag 13e (36.40 pts).

Of the sacred team in Rio, only Karim Laghouag remains. The bronze is still a great reward for the France team, which has suffered a cascade of forfeits and had to be largely reworked.

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The French thus lost in quick succession just before the Olympics their leader Astier Nicolas, double Olympic medalist in 2016 (team gold and silver in individual), and Thibaut Vallette, also titled in Rio, following injury or illness. of their horses. After his arrival in Tokyo, Thomas Carlile was in turn forced to give up aligning.


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