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Double dose of pleasure, blacks mated and rap of the defeat, what to remember (also) of the sports weekend

Yes, the XV of France beat the Blacks for the first time since 2009 and, at the time, a test on interception of the « young » Maxime Médard.

Yes, Lionel Messi has finally released his counter in Ligue 1 with PSG.

Yes, Sébastien Ogier recalls that rallying remains a sport, where it is a Frenchman answering the first name of Sébastien who wins the world title at the end.

The three weekend lessons

  • Your domination, you will confirm as a family

Since his gold medal in Tokyo on August 5, Steven Da Costa has led another fight. Karateka took advantage of its newfound notoriety to ensure that its sport remains Olympic in Paris in 2024, after its first Olympic appearance in Japan. In vain. The Frenchman admitted to having trained very little before arriving in Dubai. To believe that his natural talent is enough for him. Da Costa flew over his final in the under 67 kilos by disposing of the Macedonian Emil Pavlov (8-0). Best of all, her twin brother Jessie won the bronze medal in months of 84 kilos.

This new world title, after that of 2018, does not make Steven Da Costa forget the Olympic fate of karate. “If someone asks me if I’m still angry, I say yes, of course. We live with it… I hope that the decision will eventually change for the future, because I know it’s over for 2024 ”, the Olympic champion told The team after his new title.

  • In duplicate, you will become the master again

On January 21, 2022, Nicolas Mahut will enter his quarantine. But, like Roger Federer, the Frenchman does not want to hear about retirement. Associated with his compatriot Pierre-Hugues Herbert, Mahut won the Masters on Sunday in Turin. The duo disposed of the American-British pair, Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury (6-4, 7-6) in the final. Cursed at the Olympic Games (elimination in the first round in Rio and Tokyo), Mahut and Herbert have built one of the finest records in doubles tennis with five Grand Slam titles, the last at Roland Garros in June.

But will the French be associated in January at the Australian Open? Herbert is still not vaccinated, a condition required to be present in Melbourne.  » I don’t know if I will be part of the trip to Australia ”, hinted at the Alsatian last week. Nicolas Mahut (vaccinated him) should not need to advertise to find a new partner.

Double dose of pleasure, blacks mated and rap of the defeat, what to remember (also) of the sports weekend
  • Between the stakes, you will dominate your rival

A story of relief, no doubt, Slovakia has never been considered a great country for alpine skiing. It was before Petra Vlhova. At 26, the latter gave the lesson this weekend to Levi in ​​Finland. Already winner of the slalom on Saturday, she did it again on Sunday in her favorite discipline. She is once again ahead of the queen of the pickets, the American Mikaela Shiffrin and the German Lena Dürr for an identical podium.

Three months before the Beijing Games, the winner of the big globe at the World Cup last season shows that she has become the new terror of the white circus. Used to shine in biathlon with Anastasia Kuzmina (a naturalized Russian biathlete and triple Olympic champion), Slovakia is counting on Vlhova to inaugurate its record in alpine.

The declaration of the weekend

“Unbelievable, seven years old… well, we have it! (…) I’ve waited so long for this ”

If the Briton Lewis Hamilton won the first Grand Prix of Qatar and came back to eight points behind the leader of the world championship, the Dutchman Max Verstappen (2e), the man of the day in Doha is called Fernando Alonso. At 40, the Spaniard won at the wheel of his Alpine the 98e podium of his career, the first since 2014. A relief for a driver accustomed to victory at the start of his career, with two world championship titles in 2005 and 2006.

Double dose of pleasure, blacks mated and rap of the defeat, what to remember (also) of the sports weekend

The sports of the weekend

Saturday in Castres, a few hours before their male colleagues, the players of the Women’s XV of France gave the lesson to New Zealand (29-7). A confirmation more than a surprise. The Blue had already outclassed the Black Ferns in Pau, a week earlier (38-18). Admittedly, New Zealand women are in the process of recovery after being unable to leave their country due to the health restrictions imposed. But this new victory shows the progress made by the French women in recent years.

Dominators in all sectors, Gaëlle Hermet’s partners sent a message to the competition before the next World Cup, from October 8 to November 12, 2022 in… New Zealand. New Zealand women “Will be prepared, they will bring in other players. It will be necessary to reset the counters to zero ”, warns the second-line Safi N’Diaye. In the meantime, the XV of France has a Six Nations Tournament to win this winter against its real pet peeve: England.

The weekend video

With the host of Koh-Lanta, Dennis Brogniart, Orelsan is the most famous supporter of the Stade Malherbe de Caen. On the occasion of the release of his new album Revolution, Aurélien Cotentin (real name) was present Saturday at the Ornano stadium to see the Malherbistes bow against Paris FC (0-1). Desperate for the results of their team stuck in the 15e place in the Ligue 2 standings, Caen supporters evacuated their spleen in song. Obviously on Orlesan by diverting with bad faith assumed the words of The earth is round. Meanwhile, the Toulouse Football Club of Bigflo & Oli prances ahead of L2, after their 4-1 victory against Sochaux.

The weekend quiz

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