In addition to the bronze medal won by Ivorian Ruth Gbagbi in taekwondo, Tuesday was marked by the performance of Bianca Buitendag, who eliminated Australian Stephanie Gilmore, seven-time world champion in surfing. In swimming, South African Tatjana Schoenmaker aims for gold.
After setting a new Olympic series record on Sunday in the 100 m breaststroke (1’04”82), South African Tatjana Schoenmaker set the fastest time in the semifinals on Monday (1’05”07), especially finishing ahead of American Lilly King, Olympic champion and world record holder. She will aim for the gold medal on Tuesday.
In the men’s 200 m butterfly, South African Chad le Clos placed 5th in their series, with a time to open the doors to the semifinals scheduled for Tuesday. On the other hand, it did not happen for the representative of the Seychelles, Simon Bachmann, and for the South African Ethan du Preez. In the women’s 200m freestyle, Moroccan Lina Khiyaraevery fourth in its heat. She will not see the semifinals, as well as the South African Rebecca Meder, ranked 7th and second last in her series over 200 meters medley.
Utilization is achieved by South African Bianca Buitendag. In the round of 16, at Tsurigasaki Beach and in difficult weather conditions, Australian surfer Stephanie Gilmore eliminated seven-time world champion and world number five (13.93 to 10). A remarkable achievement with the knowledge that Bianca Buitendag was ranked 17th out of the 20 competitors who participated in the start. On Tuesday, in the quarterfinals, she will face Portuguese Yolanda Hopkins, who signed the second big surprise in the third round by eliminating French Johanne Defay, world number two.
The Moroccan Ramzi Boukhiam, standard bearer of his country with the boxer Oumaïma Bel Ahbib, lost in the round of 16 against French Michel Bourez (12.43 to 9.40).
Three bronze medals won today in Tokuo. Ivorian Ruth Gbagbi has denied herself again, after receiving the same metal in 2016 at the Rio Games. She did not have to fight in the round of 16 against Congolese Naomie Katoka, disqualified because she was not present on Sunday for the weigh-in. In the quarterfinals, she beat Chinese Mengyu Zhang (21-9) before falling in the semifinals against British Lauren Williams (24-12). Ruth Gbagbi finally defeated Brazilian Milena Titoneli in the battle for bronze (12-8).
At less 80 kilos, male side, Ivorian Cheick Cisse, who defended his Olympic title acquired in 2016, lost to Moroccan AchrafMahboubi(21-11) in the round of 16. The latter then lost in the quarterfinals and in repechage. But in the same category,Egyptian Seif Eissawent on to win the bronze medal: after beating Australian Jack Marton (11-1) and Italian Simone Alessio (6-5), he fell without appeal against Russian Maksim Khramtcov (13-1) in the semifinals before winning the battle for bronze against Norwegian Richard Andre Ordemann (12-4).
The last bronze medal on Monday was won in less than 67 kilosEgyptian Hedaya Wahba. The fighter beat French Magda Wiet Henin in the round of 16 (11-10) by losing in the next round against British Lauren Williams (13-12). Hedaya Wahba was able to play a repechage round during which she defeated Tongan Malia Paseka (19-0). And in her fight for the bronze, she dominated American Paige McPherson (17-6).
Nigerian Élizabeth Oluchi Anyanacho (less than 67 kilos) lost in the first round to Turkish Nur Tatar (12-7), while Burkinabè Faysal Sawadogo (less than 80 kilos) was defeated by the Russian. Maksim Khramtcov (13-6), and more clearly in the draft against Croatian Toni Kanaet (30-10).
RUGBY A 7
Bronze in Rio, men’s teamSouth Africa got off to a good start in its Olympic tournament at Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo on Monday. In Group C, Blitzboks first dominated Ireland (33-14). Also in Group C, the Kenyans were beaten by the United States after a hanging match (19-14). South Africa and Kenya collided hours later. And the South Africans won again (14-5). They occupy first place in Group C before Tuesday’s “final” against the Americans.
the Zambian Patrick Chinyemba beat Australian Alex Winwood on points in the quarter-finals, who did Ghanaian Tetteh Sulemanu who defeated the Dominican Rodrigo Marte de la Rosa. THE’Algerian Younès Nemouchi also qualified for the round of 16 against Ugandan David Kavuma Ssemujju. David Tshamagot better by Cameroonian Dieudonne Wilfred Seyi Ntsengue still in the round of 16.
For foil,Egyptian Alaeeldin Abouelkassem went into the 32nd quarterfinals with a victory against German Benjamin Kleibrink (15-11). In the next round he beat the Russian – under a neutral banner – Vladislav Mylnikov (15-12). Alaeeldin Abouelkassem then fell narrowly in the quarterfinals against Japanese Takahiro Shikine (15-13).
His countrymen Mohamed hamza, still in foil, also climbed to the quarterfinals. He first tamed the British Marcus Mepstead (15-13) in the 32nd, then the Italian Andrea Cassara in the round of 16 (15-13). In the quarterfinals, Mohamed Hamza defeated Czech Alexander Choupenitch (15-9).
Algerian foil player Salim Heroui did not pass the first round against Vladislav Myklnikov (15-6). Egyptian Mohamed Hassan lost his share in the round of 16 against reigning Olympic champion, Italian Daniele Garozzo (15-6).
In Saber, the Algerian Kaouther Mohamed Belkebir was greatly eliminated in the first round by the Chinese Hengyu Yang (15-1). Tunisia’s Nadia Ben Azizi also lost to Hungarian Renata Katona (15-6). In the 32nd round, Egyptian Nada Hafez was taken out by South Korean Jiyeon Kim (15-4).
THE’EEgyptian Omar Assar will be in the third round. The table tennis player dominated the Ukrainian Lei Kou on Monday (4 sets to 3). He meets Sweden’s Mattias Falck on Tuesday. The Nigerian Offiong Edem stayed in the second round. She lost to American Lily Zhang (4 sets to 1).
It was a convincing day for African judo. Only the representative of Djibouti, Aden-Alexandre Houssein spent the quarterfinals on ippon against Sri Lanka’s Chamara Repiyallage, before falling to Georgian Lasha Shavdatuashvili, who finished second in the Olympics under 73 kilos a few hours later. After all, whether it is the Tunisian KHelifi Ghofran, the Ivorian Dabonne Zouleiha Abzetta, the Angolan Mucungui Diassonema, the Guinean Bah Mamadou Samba, the Burkinabè Lucas Diallo, no one has passed the first round. For his part, the Algerian Nourine Fethi did not fight against Sudanese Mohamed Abdalrasool.
Kenyan couple Gaudencia Makokha and Brackcides Khadambi start with a loss. In Group D, they lost to Brazilian Ana Patricia Silva Ramos and Rebecca Silva (2 sets to 0). Kenya play their second game on Thursday against the Americans Kelly Claes and Sarah Sponcil.
Already defeated on Saturday and Sunday, the Egyptian mixed doubles Adham Hatem Elgamal-Doha Hany suffered a third and final defeat on Monday against the Dutch Robin Tabeling and Selena Piek (2 sets to 0). Last in group A, they will not be in the quarterfinals.
The Nigerian men’s doubles godwin Olofua-Anuoluwapo Opeyori was also beaten again, this time by the Danish tandem Kim Astrup-Anders Skaarup Rasmussen (2 sets to 0). The Nigerians are at the bottom of Group B and are already out of the race for the next round before their last match against the Russians Vladimir Ivanov and Ivan Sozonov on Tuesday.
Egyptian women’s doubles Doha Hany-Hadia Hosny was no more successful with a second fatal defeat in Group B. The Dutch Selena Piek and Cheryl Seinen were uncompromising (2 sets to 0). Hany and Hosny will play their last match against Canadians Rachel Honderich and Kristen Tsai on Tuesday.
In singles, Nigerian Dorca’s Ajoke Adesokan lost for his first match in Group C against Spain’s Clara Azurmendi (2 sets to 0). She has a meeting on Tuesday with South Korean Seyoung An. It’s over for Mauritian Georges Julien Paul: already beaten on Sunday, he lost again on Monday against Brazilian Ygor Coelho (2 sets to 0). He finished last in Group I.
South African Alan Haterly placed 8th in the final, 1’20 behind the new Olympic champion, the British Thomas Pidcock (1 hour 25 minutes and 14 seconds). Namibia’s Alex Miller finished in 31st place, 9’12 behind the winner. Note that the Dutchman Mathieu van der Poel, victim of a severe fall, did not go to the end of this final.
After beating Portugal on Saturday, Egypt suffered a setback against Denmark, their second opponent in Group B at the Olympic High School in Yoyogi, Tokyo. The reigning Olympics and world champions won 32-27. However, the Pharaohs had a three-goal lead quickly and finished the first act by leading 15-14. But the Danes reacted after the break. Egyptians face Japan on Wednesday.
In the final, the Moroccan Mehdi Essadiq finished in 45th place, 8’21 after Norwegian Kristian Blummenfelt, Olympic champion. South African Henri Schoeman did not finish the race.
Second match in Group B for the Tunisian men’s team and second defeat. After Brazil on Saturday, the French team beat the Tunisians on Monday (3 sets to 0). The Carthage Eagles play their third game on Wednesday against the United States.
In the skeet for women, the Moroccan Ibtissam Marirhi placed 16 (117 points) in the second qualifier, after placing 18 on Sunday. Senegalese Chiara Costa, she finished 28th and last Monday (108 points). She was 25th Sunday. They did not advance to the final which the American Amber English won.
On the men’s side, the Egyptian Azmy Mehelba was ranked 19th (120 points) on Monday. On Sunday, he took 13th place. His compatriots Mostafa Hamdy, he signed 29th place (112 points), as Sunday. None of them advanced to the finals won by the American Vincent Hancock.
Other setbacks for the South African women’s team. Dominated by Ireland on Saturday, it was beaten again on Monday by Great Britain (4-1). The South Africans are last in Group A before the next match against the Netherlands on Wednesday.
Tunisian Nouha Landoulsi finished second last at under 55 kilos (7th), while Hidilyn Diaz won the first gold medal in the game history of the Philippines.
The representative of the Seychelles Rodney Goviden finished his second and third races (single-handed dinghy), just like Egypt Ally bad. In windsurfing, the Algerian Nadjet Bericchi did not complete test number 5.