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Tokyo 2020. The 17 Bretons vying for the Olympic Games – Tokyo 2020

Thom Gicquel (badminton)

It is with her mixed doubles partner Delphine Delrue that Thom Gicquel (22) to hit the wheel in Tokyo. A duo that is already part of the world top 10. If winning an Olympic medal is the great goal of their career, the Bretillien de Gosné and the Francilienne seem rather programmed for Paris 2024. Entry into the running: July 24 (from 2 am French time).

Jean-Pierre Bourhis (canoe-kayak)

Under the colors of Senegal, the Breton of CCK Quimper Cornouaille Jean-Pierre Bourhis (25 years old) will take part in his second Olympiad in a single-seater canoe (slalom). With the objective of entering the final, for the one whose adventure in Rio had stopped at the gates of the semi-finals. Entry into the running: July 25 (6 a.m.).

Sarah Guyot (canoeing)

The Vannetaise Sarah Guyot (30 years old) will participate in the K4, 500m (road race) with the French team. Eighth in this category in London and fifth in K1, 200m in Rio, the CKC Tours licensee will try to leave this time with a medal around her neck. Entry into the running: August 6 (at 3:14 a.m. and 3:21 a.m.)

Léa Jamelot (canoe-kayak)

Also qualified with the French K4 team, 500m at the Olympics, the Gouézécoise Léa Jamelot will experience, at the age of 28, a second Olympiad. And after a 12th place in Rio, the CCK kayaker Quimper Cornouaille is hoping for a better result in the Japanese capital. Entry into the running: August 2 (from 2:30 a.m.).

Mathis Soudi (canoeing)

At 21, Mathis Soudi (KC Rennes) is the first kayaker to represent Morocco since the Sydney Games in 2000. He is aiming for a place in the top five in the K1 slalom final in Tokyo. And experience for the future. Entry into the running: July 28 (6 a.m.).

David Gaudu (cycling)

After finishing the Tour de France in 11th place overall, David Gaudu (24) will represent France in Tokyo. On the roads of Mount Fuji, the demanding route – 230 km with nearly 5,000 m of elevation gain – could suit the qualities of a Landivisien climber. Entry into the running: July 24 (from 4 a.m.).

Coralie Demay (track cycling)

The discovery will be total for Coralie Demay. Not just because she will have her first Olympics at 28. Selected mainly for the team pursuit, which she will play with Marie Le Net, the Elvinoise will also be aligned on keirin and speed. Two events on which she has no reference. Entry into the running: August 2 (8:54 a.m.).

Marie Le Net (track cycling)

Bréhannaise Marie Le Net (21) will team up with her Breton counterpart Coralie Demay in the team pursuit event. The junior world champion of the American VC Pontivyen will discover the Olympics on the Izu ring, located 130 kilometers south of Tokyo. Entry into the running: August 2 (8:54 a.m.).

Enzo The Fairy (football)

Released by FC Lorient, the child of the club and the city Enzo Le Fée (21) will take part in his first major international tournament with the Blues. A magnificent opportunity to grow rich and why not glean a medal for the young midfielder of Les Merlus. Entry into the running: July 22 (10 a.m.).

Cécilia Berder (fencing)

Third Olympic experience for the finistère sabreuse Cécilia Berder (31) who will wear the French colors in Tokyo individually and in teams. The Morlaisienne, licensed at CE Orléans and five-time champion of France, hopes to pass the quarter-finals this time. Entry into the running: July 26 (at 2 a.m.).

Pauline Coatanea (handball)

Sacred champion of France with the BBH, the Renanaise Pauline Coatanea (28) will bring her ardor to Les Bleues on the right wing. Frustrated by this final lost to Norway at Euro 2020, the Blue will be looking for Olympic gold in Tokyo, the only title missing from their record. Entry into the running: July 25 (2:30 p.m.).

Caroline Drouin (rugby sevens)

An essential element of the qualification of the Blues during the TQO of rugby sevens, the Alréenne Caroline Drouin (24) will tread the Japanese lawns during a rather open tournament. The golden dream is allowed for the opening half of the XV de France and Stade Rennais Rugby. Entry into the running: July 29 (at 2 a.m.).

Marie Bolou (veil)

The disappointment of her non-qualification for Rio in 2016 is behind her: the Douarnenist Marie Bolou (28 years old) will finally smell the so particular perfume of an Olympiad in Laser Radial. With the ambition of a top 8, or even more. Entry into the running: July 25 (from 5 a.m.).

Quentin Delapierre (veil)

The Vannetais Quentin Delapierre (29) will sail in Tokyo with great humility for his first Games, in the company of the Rochelaise Manon Audinet on a mixed Nacra 17. European vice-champion in 2020, the duo are about to fulfill their Olympic dream, while keeping the podium in sight. Entry into the running: July 28 (from 5 a.m.).

Camille Lecointre (veil)

At 36, Brestoise Camille Lecointre is preparing to play her third Games. After the bronze in Rio, she will try, with Aloïse Retornaz, in 470, to climb one or two other steps on the podium in Japan. Entry into the running: July 28 (from 5 a.m.).

Aloïse Retornaz (veil)

Unlike her partner in 470, Camille Lecointre, this will be a first Olympiad for Brestoise Aloïse Retornaz (27). And the first could be the right one: the duo won the Test Event held in Enoshima (Japan) in August 2019, dress rehearsal before the Olympic race. Entry into the running: July 28 (from 5 a.m.).

Jenia Grebennikov (volleyball)

The Rennes libero Jénia Grebennikov (30), who plays in Modena, Italy, does, unsurprisingly, part of the French volleyball team. In Tokyo, the Blues will try to get through the preliminary round for the first time in their history. Entry into the running: July 24 (at 12:40 p.m.).


Julien Chartier (trampoline), Romain Lagarde (handball) and Arthur Pilard (BMX).

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