The French Romain Cannone won in the epee final this Sunday, July 25, giving France its first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics after two days of competition.
Romain Cannone finished the score 15-10 against Hungarian Gergely Siklosi, world number one. His presence in the final was a surprise, he who is ranked 23rd in the world, and who was originally a substitute.
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During the event, the Frenchman was led only once, the first of his competition which he has always dominated. In the semi-finals, he won (15-10) against the Ukrainian Ihor Reizlin, 3rd world swordsman.
Three medals for France
“MAGISTRAL! OLYMPIC CHAMPION !!! “, Jubilated on Twitter the Minister Delegate in charge of Sports Roxane Maracineanu thanking the sportsman.
This brings to three the number of medals collected by France since the start of the Games: beaten in the final by the Japanese Uta Abe this Sunday, the French judoka Amandine Buchard won the silver. The day before, judoka Luka Mkheidze, native of Tbilisi in Georgia and naturalized French in 2015 after his arrival as a political refugee, obtained a bronze medal