A surprise in cycling, a semifinal for 3×3 basketball… What will happen at the Olympics this Wednesday (or not)

Revised at 5:15 pm, July 27, 2021, 6:56 pm, July 27, 2021

On this fifth day of the event, France is counting on Remy Cavagna and time trial to dust off his record on the bike. And on 3×3 basketball players to imitate 5×5 basketball players against the United States in the semifinals (10 hours). What if, conversely, judo, the blues’ main source of medals so far, is blocked for the first time?

1- French medal table for Tuesday 27 July

as guardian. Five years after Rio’s disappointment, judocate Clarice Agbeignano won the gold medal in the -63kg. In Taekwondo, young Althea Laurin surprised her world (but not JDD) by winning bronze in the over 67kg. In mountain biking, Pauline Ferrand-Prevot (10th) and Loana Lecomte (6th) have a bit of a healing after the big disappointments.

Medal table for Tuesday 27 July.


2 – Event not to be missed: Slight Chance of Cavagna (7 hours)

Remi Cavagna during a tour of Catalonia in March.

Remi Cavagna during a tour of Catalonia in March.


The good news: Cyclist Remy Cavagna isn’t the favorite in the time trial. Freed from this sign of being too heavy for French women in mountain biking, the French champion could succeed in this Olympic time of 44.2 kilometres, arriving at Mount Fuji. “It’s not a very flat time, Auvergnat says. I think there will be surprises and it’s not a pure roller that will win. It will be someone who will traverse the climb well and manage the climb well. Well his.” Attempt ” .

The big favourite, Italian Filippo Gana, is therefore likely to compete against Wout van Aert, who dreams of adding gold to road race silver. Other outsiders: Swiss Stefan Kung and Slovenian Primoz Rogi. In short, with regards to the field, it is not a win for Cavagna and it is probably better that way.

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3 – Stinging forecast: no medals in judo (4 hours)

Will French Judo take its first break after winning a medal on day one? We fear it. Three of the four medalists, Axel Clerget (-90kg) and Margaux Pinot (-70kg), such as Olympic novices, no longer have the youthful enthusiasm of their haloed peers. Injured, 34-year-old Clerget did not play the final World. European vice-champion, Margaux Pinot, 27, attributes her qualification for the Games to the failure of Marie-Eve Gehi during the final competition before selection.

4- Nobody cares, but we don’t: Argentine-Fiji for a rare taste (4h30)

The chief’s surprise is the poster for the second 7-man rugby semi-final against the defending champions; The first is more agreed upon between New Zealand and the United Kingdom. In the quarters, Argentina overtook South Africa, finishing third at the Rio Olympics (19–14).

After a clear round in the group stage, Fiji left Australia no chance in the quarter (19–0). A halfway point between the tournament’s second best attack (118 points) and best defense (40 points conceded) is very uncertain at the end.

5 – Olympic Cheat Sheet: What are the differences between softball and baseball?

Softball final between Japan and the United States

Softball final between Japan and the United States


One bat, one ball, one big shoot and people running. On paper and without further subtlety, baseball and softball are the same thing. But looking at it closely… ball first. Yellow and larger in softball (about 30 cm in circumference), about 22 cm in white and baseball. For the bat, it is the opposite: it measures over a meter in baseball, compared to 86 centimeters in softball. The field is also shorter in softball, with only 60 feet between each base compared to 90 in baseball. To keep the numbers down, softball is played in seven or fewer innings, and baseball is played in nine or more. Finally, in softball, you throw the ball from the bottom.

But the biggest difference is that in sports softball is reserved for women while baseball is reserved for men. And that, we didn’t understand why.

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