Tokyo 2021: cyclist Marie Patouillet offers France a first medal at the Paralympics

Cyclist Marie Patouillet opened the French team’s counter at the Tokyo Paralympic Games on Wednesday on the first day of competition, winning the bronze medal on the track in the individual pursuit (category C5).

The French delegation to the Tokyo Paralympic Games won its first medal on Wednesday August 25th thanks to Marie Patouillet. The track cyclist finished third in the individual pursuit event (category C5).

“I do not realize too much. For my first Games, first event and first medal,” reacted after her race the 33-year-old tracker, more of a sprint specialist. She is also trained by Grégory Baugé , quadruple world champion in individual speed and silver medalist in the same event at the London Olympic Games in 2012.

General practitioner, the para-cyclist, born with a malformation in one foot, has great chances of medal again Friday, in the 500 meters standing start, her specialty of which she is vice-world champion (2020) and bronze medalist ( 2019). Having arrived late in cycling, Marie Patouillet had a revelation by running the stage of the Tour cyclotouriste in 2017.

Cyclist Marie Patouillet opened the French team’s counter at the Tokyo Paralympic Games on Wednesday on the first day of competition, winning the bronze medal on the track in…

“I do not realize too much. For my first Games, first event and first medal,” reacted after her race the 33-year-old tracker, more of a sprint specialist.

She is also trained by Grégory Baugé, quadruple world champion in individual speed and silver medalist in the same event at the London Olympic Games in 2012

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Cyclist Marie Patouillet opened the French team’s counter at the Tokyo Paralympic Games on Wednesday on the first day of competition, winning the bronze medal on the track in the individual pursuit (category C5).

The French delegation to the Tokyo Paralympic Games won its first medal on Wednesday August 25th thanks to Marie Patouillet. The track cyclist finished third in the individual pursuit event (category C5).

“I do not realize too much. For my first Games, first event and first medal,” reacted after her race the 33-year-old tracker, more of a sprint specialist. She is also trained by Grégory Baugé, quadruple world champion in individual speed and silver medalist in the same event at the London Olympic Games in 2012.

General practitioner, the para-cyclist, born with a defect in one foot, has great chances of medal again Friday, in the 500 meters standing start, her specialty of which she is vice-world champion (2020) and bronze medalist ( 2019). Arriving late in cycling, Marie Patouillet had a revelation by running the stage of the Tour cyclotouriste in 2017.

This is a great introduction. From the first day of competition, cyclist Marie Patouillet opened the medal counter for the French team. On Wednesday, she won bronze in the C5 individual pursuit at the Tokyo Paralympic Games.

“I don’t really realize. For my first Games, the first event and the first medal, ”reacted the 33-year-old female racer, more of a sprint specialist.

New luck Friday

General practitioner, the para-cyclist, born with a defect in one foot, has a good chance of winning a medal again this Friday, in the 500 m standing start, her specialty of which she is vice-world champion (2020) and medalist of bronze (2019).

A late arrival in cycling, Marie Patouillet had a revelation by running the stage of the Tour cyclotouriste in 2017. She is coached by Grégory Baugé, quadruple world champion in individual speed and silver medalist in the same event at the London Olympics. in 2012.

Cyclist Marie Patouillet opened the French team’s counter at the Tokyo Paralympic Games on Wednesday August 25 from the first day of competition, winning the bronze medal on the track in the individual pursuit (category C5).

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“I don’t really realize. For my first Games, first event and first medal ”, reacted the 33-year-old tracker, more of a sprint specialist.

Great medal chances again on Friday

She is also trained by Grégory Baugé, quadruple world champion in individual speed and silver medalist in the same event at the London Olympic Games in 2012.

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General practitioner, the para-cyclist, born with a defect in one foot, has great chances of medal again Friday in the 500 meters standing start, her specialty of which she is vice-world champion (2020) and bronze medalist (2019) .

Arriving late in cycling, Marie Patouillet had a revelation by running the stage of the Tour cyclotouriste in 2017. She was one of France’s first serious chances of medals in individual pursuit, with the pair Alexandre Lloveras – Corentin Ermenault in the same discipline but on tandem.

Until September 5, 539 gold medals will be contested between 4,400 para-athletes, including a few stars such as the German long jumper Markus Rehm, nicknamed “Blade Jumper” due to its carbon prosthesis blade.

 

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