Seven Frenchmen managed to qualify for the French Open final this Saturday at the Accor Arena, including Mélanie De Jesus Dos Santos on the beam.
Seven Frenchmen managed to qualify for the final of the French Open this Saturday at the Accor Arena. The most anticipated was obviously Mélanie De Jesus Dos Santos (22) who would have liked to repeat her 2019 victory on the uneven bars, when she had not reappeared in competition since her 6th Olympic place in this apparatus at the Tokyo Games.
Unfortunately, the four-time European champion fell early on on her throw in a tense Tkatchev, then a second time when she tried again. The rest of the move was still largely skipped, but the Martiniquaise showed her strength of character by raising her head and then qualifying for the balance beam final (13.25 points), where only Americans Shilese Jones (13.45 ) and Jade Carey (13.40) ).
Back to basics for Mélanie De Jesus Dos Santos
A beautiful provisional French double on parallel bars for men
She will be accompanied by Marine Boyer (6th, 12.85), despite a fall in her entry, while Coline Devillard will compete in the jump after finishing 3rd in the qualifications (13.825), behind the Americans Jade Carey (14.35). and Jordan Chiles (13.95). ), and Aline Friess the uneven bars (8th, 13.10). Among the young women, beyond the Americans, we were able to appreciate the work of the Brazilians, in particular the Olympic vault champion, Rebeca Andrade, who stood out on bars (1st, 14.60), and Flavia Saraiva on floor (1st, 13.80).
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On the men’s side, the blue clan will be able to rejoice with the nice provisional double at the parallel bars of Cameron-Lie Bernard (2nd tied with the American leader Brody Malone with 14.50 pts) and Mathias Philippe (3rd, 14.45). The latter would not have been far from the final high bar, like Edgar Boulet, if one, like the other, had not missed his start.
Léo Saladino must be content with being 2nd substitute in vault (10th, 14.25), after a totally failed floor, Benjamin Osberger will line up precisely in this floor final (4th, 14.15), where the Israeli Olympic champion, Artem Dolgopyat , dominated his subject (14.95).