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Lucas Mazur wins eleventh French gold medal

Badist Lucas Mazur provided France its eleventh gold medal on Sunday. The French athlete thus marks the historical past of badminton by turning into the primary French to win the final word award in his self-discipline, whereas the latter is for the primary time on this system of the Paralympic Video games in Tokyo.

Double badminton world champion Lucas Mazur has assumed his standing to carry the France workforce its eleventh gold medal on the Tokyo Paralympic Video games on Sunday September 5, the final day of competitors.

The French badist received within the singles remaining (SL4 class) in three units, 15-21, 21-17, 21-15, towards the Indian Suhas Yathiraj.

“I have been ready for this second for thus lengthy,” says Lucas Mazur. “Right now I used to be there, as we speak I used to be the perfect and as we speak I’m the Paralympic champion.”

That is the primary medal for the 23-year-old, who suffered from a malformation of his proper ankle. But in addition of a French within the self-discipline since it’s the first look of badminton on this system of the Video games.

Cash in blended doubles with Faustine Noël

Within the blended doubles remaining, which he performed within the wake of Faustine Noël (SL3-SU5 class), Lucas Mazur received yet one more medal: silver this time. Because of this second place, France ended its Paralympic Olympics with a complete of 54 medals.


In singles, Lucas Mazur had completed the toughest the day earlier than by dismissing his nice Indian rival Tarun Dhillon, his opponent in his two world finals received (2017 and 2019) in addition to the one misplaced in 2015.

With AFP

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