And seven gold medals for France! The day after the bronze in the time trial, cyclist Florian Jouanny was crowned, Tuesday, August 31, Paralympic champion in Tokyo during the online race at the controls of his hand bike (Category H2). This gold medal is the first for the 29-year-old Isérois who played his first Games in Japan.

He quickly took the lead on the course arriving at Fuji Speedway and relegated his first pursuer the Italian Luca Mazzone, in silver the day before, to more than four minutes by completing the 53 km race at 28.9 km / h.

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“He crossed an exceptional course”, praises the manager of the French para-cycling team Laurent Thirionnet. “The two guys he beats [l’Italien et l’Espagnol Sergio Garrote Muñoz], they have been flying over the discipline for two years and relegate the others to light years so he had an exceptional race. “

Fourth gold medal for French paracycling in Tokyo

Quadriplegic following a skiing accident ten years ago, Florian Jouanny retains partial mobility of his arms which allows him to compete in handbikes.

This is the fourth gold medal for French paracycling in Tokyo after those of Alexandre Léauté and Dorian Foulon on the Izu velodrome track last week, then the title of the tandem Alexandre Lloveras – Corentin Ermenault on Tuesday against -the watch on the road.

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The World with AFP

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