In Rio, they were twelve. For the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, eleven Bretons are part of the French delegation and will try to bring back medals from Japan. Find all their results throughout the competition.
Thu Kamkasomphou – Table tennis (Class 8)
She is the oldest of the Breton contingent. The 52-year-old table tennis player from Brittany will participate in her… sixth (!) Paralympic Games. It already has no less than 8 Paralympic medals: 2 in gold, 2 in silver and 4 in bronze. Entry into the running.
Thu Kamkasomphou launched his Paralympic Games perfectly on Wednesday 25 August. She won her first two games. First against the Dutch Van Hoof (3 sets to 1) then against the Hungarian Arloy (3-2). The Breton nevertheless lost in the semi-final against the Chinese Wenjuan Huang (3-1) and won, in individual, a bronze medal.
Dorian Foulon – Cycling (C5)
Multiple medalist at the World Track and Road Cycling Championships, the 23-year-old Morbihannais competing in his first Paralympic Games. Entered the contest.
He launched his competition on Thursday, August 26. But the Breton did not manage to win a medal in the time trial. He took 6th place in the discipline in the C4-C5 category. But, on Friday August 27, the Morbihannais won the second Paralympic title for France and won the gold medal in the individual pursuit. In team speed, with Alexandre Léauté and Kévin Le Cunff, he finished at the foot of the podium on Saturday August 28th. He still has the road races to compete.
Alexandre Léauté – Cycling (C2)
The cyclist from Saint-Caradec, in the Côtes-d’Armor, is also lining up for his first Paralympic Games at only 20 years old. Entered the contest.
Entered in five events, the Costa Rican won the Paralympic title in the first, Thursday August 26. He broke the world record for the individual track pursuit and won the French delegation’s very first gold medal. On Friday August 27, he brought back a new medal, this time in silver, in the individual time trial. However, he did not win a medal with team speed where he took 4th place alongside Dorian Foulon and Kévin Le Cunff. Tuesday, August 31, the Breton completed his collection by obtaining the bronze medal in the time trial.
Perle Bouge – Rowing (PR2 Mix2x)
In silver in London (2012) and in bronze in Rio de Janeiro (2016), the Rennaise, who discovered rowing late, changed partners during this last Olympiad. But she’s aiming for a new Paralympic medal this summer. Entry into the running.
With Christophe Lavigne, the Bretonne took 4th place in her series, Friday August 27. The tricolor duo did not manage, on Saturday August 28, to qualify for the final via the repechage. The two Frenchmen will therefore compete in the B final.
Tanguy De La Forest – Shooting (SH2)
One of the figures of the French Paralympic movement has twice finished at the foot of the podium at the Paralympic Games. In Tokyo, he wants to win a medal. Entered the contest.
Already at the foot of the podium, the Breton shooter failed to climb onto the Paralympic podium by taking 5th place in the final, at 10 m, in his category.
Jérémy Saufisseau – Cécifoot
Keeper of the French blind football team, he is the only valid player in the group and has a key role in communication. He is also a goalkeeper coach at Stade Rennais. Entered the contest.
Particularly delicate beginnings for the French blind football team and its Breton goalkeeper who were aiming for a Paralympic medal. Beaten by Japan for their entry into the running (4-0), the Blues again had to bow to China (1-0).
Katell Alençon – Cycling (C4)
The Finistère is participating in her second Paralympic Games after those in Rio. Amputated her right leg in 2011 after a serious complication following a sprained ankle, she continues to progress and won, in 2021, two medals at the world championships. Entry into the running: August 31.
Faustine Noël and Lénaïg Morin – Badminton (SL4)
The two Bretillians will participate in the first Paralympic Games of the discipline. They will play together in ladies’ doubles. Faustine Noël will also play in the women’s singles and the mixed doubles. Entry into the running: September 1.
David Toupé – Badminton (WH1)
A pioneer of parabadminton in France, the Breton originally from Ille-et-Vilaine and now based in Tarbes aims high, both in men’s singles and doubles. Entry into the running: September 1.
Louis Radius – Athletics (T38)
He returned as a bronze medalist at the Rio Games over 1,500m. The Dinardais, from Bénodet (29), is aiming for a new podium in the middle distance. Entry into the running: September 3.
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