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bicycle owner Kévin Le Cunff wins the eighth French gold medal

The evening was as soon as once more synonymous with French victories on the Tokyo Paralympic Video games, Friday September 3. Whereas the French had their fill of bronze and silver, bicycle owner Kévin Le Cunff received the gold medal in a single day within the closing of the street race (class C4-5).

The 33-year-old Northerner notably beat the Ukrainian Yegor Dementyev, who had robbed him of third place on Friday within the particular person monitor pursuit and needed to accept second place final evening. The Dutchman Daniel Abraham Gebru completes the rostrum.

Born with two membership ft and an atrophied calf, the runner had launched into the disabled sport final yr. Profitable wager along with his first gold medal on the Video games. He brings the French group its eighth gold medal – and the fifth title for French cyclists.

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Cash for the canoe, different medals doable

Nonetheless in biking, Alexandre Lloveras and his driver Corentin Ermenault received the bronze medal within the B street race later within the day. They accomplished the race in three hours, six minutes and fourteen hundredths, behind 4 Dutch riders: Vincent ter Schure and his driver Timo Fransen took the gold, and Tristan Bangma and Patrick Bos took the silver.

As well as, Rémy Boullé received the silver medal in canoeing, the primary within the self-discipline at these Video games. The French misplaced to Hungarian Peter Kiss, who even improved his private finest. Kayaker Nélia Barbosa will attempt to win a brand new medal within the closing on Saturday.

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The French delegation totaled forty-nine medals on Friday, two days earlier than the top of the Video games, and retained its fourteenth place within the standings. Different French podiums are nonetheless being thought-about on Friday. First in wheelchair tennis, Stéphane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer will play the ultimate of the double-sided match in opposition to the British Alfie Hawett and Gordon Reid. In desk tennis, Fabien Lamirault might win a second gold medal within the closing of the group match, alongside Stéphane Molliens.

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