And 7 gold medals for France! The day after the bronze within the time trial, bike owner Florian Jouanny was topped, Tuesday, August 31, Paralympic champion in Tokyo in the course of the on-line race on the controls of his hand bike (Class H2). This gold medal is the primary for the 29-year-old Isérois who performed his first Video games in Japan.
He shortly took the lead on the course arriving at Fuji Speedway and relegated his first pursuer the Italian Luca Mazzone, in silver the day earlier than, to greater than 4 minutes by finishing the 53 km race at 28.9 km / h.
“He crossed an distinctive course”, praises the supervisor of the French para-cycling workforce Laurent Thirionnet. “The 2 guys he beats [l’Italien et l’Espagnol Sergio Garrote Muñoz], they’ve been flying over the self-discipline for 2 years and relegate the others to gentle years so he had an distinctive race. “
Fourth gold medal for French paracycling in Tokyo
Quadriplegic following a snowboarding accident ten years in the past, Florian Jouanny retains partial mobility of his arms which permits him to compete in handbikes.
That is the fourth gold medal for French paracycling in Tokyo after these of Alexandre Léauté and Dorian Foulon on the Izu velodrome observe final week, then the title of the tandem Alexandre Lloveras – Corentin Ermenault on Tuesday towards -the watch on the street.