Six more medals on the clock! During the third day of the European Championship in Munich (Germany), Saturday August 13, the French got the first three places in triathlon, a historic podium. For his part, Anthony Jeanjean retained his title of European champion. Two climbing medals are added to the blue harvest of the day. A look back at the highlights of the day on the other side of the Rhine.
Triathlon: a historic tricolor podium
An undivided domination. The French signed a great performance in the men’s triathlon by winning the first three places. Léo Bergère is crowned European champion, ahead of Pierre Le Corre and Dorian Coninx. Well established in the leading pack on the bike, the trio gradually separated themselves from the competition when it came to racing. After accelerating at kilometer six, Léo Bergère gave way to his compatriots, heading for victory.
This is France’s first hat-trick in the discipline during a European championship. After Emma Lombardi’s beautiful bronze medal on Friday, the Blues can look forward to another podium finish on Sunday, during the mixed relay.
BMX freestyle: as boss, Anthony Jeanjean wins
Anthony Jeanjean reigns over the Old Continent. The 24-year-old French athlete has won his third European champion title, after those of 2019 and 2021. leading afterthey are grades, the Habs dominated the first set. On the second run, however, he was pushed to the limit by Briton Kieran Reilly who put in a great performance (92.70 points). Anthony Jeanjean responded with a magnificent display that earned him 93.60 points. Croatian Marin Rantes finished third (88.80 points).
Climbing: the Blues smile
He won the first tricolor medal of the day. Manon Hily gets a very nice bronze medal in the difficulty test with 41 successful holds. The penultimate competitor in the race, 28-year-old Aixoise, managed to temporarily move up to second position to secure her place on the podium. The final climber, Slovenian Janja Garnbret, crushed her opponents with 50 holds, ahead of Austria’s Jessica Pilz (45 holds).
In the men’s category, Sam Havesou becomes runner-up in Europe in bouldering, after having achieved two peaks (the highest grips) in the four boulders to climb. He won the silver medal behind Nicolai Uznik (Austria) and ahead of Adam Ondra (Czech Republic).
The other Frenchman involved, Mejdi Schalck, finished fourth, a promising performance for this young climber of just 18 years old. Manuel Cornu, however, winner of the qualifiers, failed in 11th place in the semifinals, with only one block validated in his step.
Track cycling: a mixed day
Bad results for the French cyclists on Saturday, after the raid on Friday. If Sébastien Vigier and Rayan Helal managed to qualify for the semi-finals of the sprint, the fate of the rest of the Tricolores was quite different.
Marie-Divine Kouamé crashed out in the 500m final, while Valentine Fortin finished fourth in the elimination race. Neither medal for Donavan Grondin in scratch, nor classification for Valentin Tabellion and Thomas Denis in pursuit.
Rowing: the French only sixth
Victor Marcelot, Benoît Brunet, Théophile Onfroy and his brother Valentin were powerless in the men’s quadruple final against the outmatched Italians and Poles. Despite a good resistance during the first thousand meters, the French cracked to finish in sixth place, 9.50 behind the winners.
Gymnastics: the fatal ray for the French
Unfortunately, medal hopefuls in gymnastic He quickly flew to the France national team. sea buoy, Lorette Charpy, Aline Friess, Carolann Heduit and Morgane Osyssek-Reimer only ranked sixth. They did not perform as expected on the beam, often their strong point, penalizing them for the rest of the competition. Morgane Osyssek-Reimer noticeably fell twice.
The Italians, led by Asia d’Amato, already crowned in individual, prevailed. The British and the Germans complete the podium. Next meeting on Sunday for the French, during the apparatus final.
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