France won a gold medal with Marie-Amélie Le Fur in the 400m, and two more medals, silver in weightlifting and table tennis at the Paralympic Games in Rio on Monday, bringing the total to eleven in the fifth day of competition.
World Champion, Marie-Amélie Le Fur can now add the title of Paralympic champion in the 400m (T44). The French will offer a second title in Rio after her final coronation of competitions in the long jump on Friday. In 59 “27, the French athlete also improved her own world record by three hundredths a second. It is also the eleventh medal for the French team.
Two silver medals
Earlier, Souhad Ghazouan i took in the morning in Rio second in the weightlifting event in the category of under 73 kg, four years after his Paralympic title in the under 67.5 kg. The French 34 year old was second only to Nigeria Ndidi Nwosu.
A few hours later, it was the turn of Thu Kamkasomphou to give the Blues a new silver medal. The table tennis player 47 years old bowed in the final against China’s Mao Jingdian the final score of 11-6, 11-8, 11-3, in a rematch of the final in London. Already silver in 2012, Kamkasomphou, which participates in Brazil to its fifth Paralympic Games, had won gold in Beijing in 2008.
China leads the medal table
With these three additional medals, the French team are in 17th place in the medal table with a total of eleven medals (3 gold, 3 silver, 5 bronze). China overtook the day with the milestone of one hundred medals (103) by adding eight new awards, including three golds in table tennis and archery. The Asian giant continues to prance and leads the medals table, far ahead of Great Britain (59, including 25 golds), now under pressure from the Ukraine (56, including 21 golds) which was a golden Monday already rich of three golds, two in fencing (saber), one in athletics (200 m).
India and Brazil in the spotlight
Brazil he collected money Monday: athletics with Fabio Da Silva Bordignon 200m and Rodrigo Da Silva Parreira at length in table tennis with Israel Pereira Stroh. A harvest that allows the host country, with 28 medals, including six gold, to hold for now the goal he had set before the opening of the Paralympic Games: a place in the Top 5.
Silver medalist in the shot, the Indian Deepa Malik is she became the first Indian history rewarded the Paralympics.
Toutes mes félicitations à Marie-Amélie Le Fur pour cette 2e médaille d’or. Vous êtes une formidable championne ! ??
— François Hollande (@fhollande) 13 September 2016