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Olympic Games: Judo, hand, basketball, foil … The 5 events not to be missed this Thursday


This Thursday, July 25 will give rise to matches of great importance in handball as in basketball, but also to the presentation of medals in kayak and foil.

Men’s basketball: A Spain – Argentina that is worth a lot (2 p.m.)
It is perhaps the biggest shock of this day of Thursday, Spain and Argentina face each other for a remake of the 2019 world final which saw the Spaniards win 95-75. Winner of Japan in the first match, Spain can ensure its qualification in case of victory. For Argentines, the issue is quite different. They who lost to Slovenia from Doncic must absolutely react if they want to keep a chance of qualifying for the final phase.

Judo women: Madeleine Malonga in search of gold (final 11:25)
The Frenchwoman continues her quest for a gold medal. After a quiet entry against the Austrian Graf in the -78kg category, Madeleine Malonga came close to the quarterback correctional against the Cuban Antomarchi. But the tricolor judokate is well qualified for the final (11:25) after her victory in the semi-finals against the South Korean Yoon.

Women’s hand: France must react to Sweden (2:30 p.m.)
After its defeat against Spain in the second group match, the French team must react to the Swedes, the only team in group B to have won its first two matches. In case of victory, the French could take advantage of the clash between Brazil and Spain (4 a.m.), its two main competitors, and thus give themselves some air with a view to qualifying for the final phase of the tournament. Olympic. See you at 2:30 p.m. for a match that promises to be hot.

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Foil by Teams Women: Gold for France? (Final at 12.55 p.m.)

After the sensation Romain Cannone and the beautiful bronze medal of Manon Brunet in fencing, France wants to continue its momentum with the women’s team foil. And it’s off to a good start. The French have eliminated Canada then Italy and will face Russia in the final.

Tennis; women’s singles: favorite Bencic and Svitolina (Semi-finals at 8 a.m.)

The Olympic tennis tournament is coming to an end and we will soon have an idea of ​​who will win Olympic gold. On the program of these semi-finals, an unprecedented poster between Bencic and Rybakina, where the former is the favorite. At the same time, the other semi-final between Elina Svitolina and Marketa Vondrousova will be played. Despite a big gap between the two players in the WTA rankings, Svitolina will have to be wary of the Czech against whom she lost their last meeting in Rome in 2020.

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