Basketball: Berruyère Alix Duchet gives up participating in the Olympics with the French team

Basketball: Berruyère Alix Duchet gives up participating in the Olympics with the French team
Basketball: Berruyère Alix Duchet gives up participating in the Olympics with the French team

A disappointment for his supporters but also, one imagines, for the main interested party. In interview published on the website of the French basketball federationBerruyère basketball player Alix Duchet announced her intention not to participate in the 2024 Olympic Games.A carefully considered decision” explained the 26-year-old leader who also specifies that this decision was “difficult“but taken”for personal reasons“.

Even if the selection is not officially announced, the 26-year-old player was one of the logical and expected options of EDF coach Jean-Aimé Toupane who had also included her among the 12 players competing in the Tournament. Olympic qualification in China from February 8 to 12.

Just one tango at the Olympics?

In the same interview published on the federation’s website, Alix Duchet underlines the “kindness“and the”understanding“of the staff with regard to its decision and announces its wish”the best in Les Bleues for this summer campaign“.

Sarah Michel-Boury, captain of the French team, will therefore a priori be the only “berruyère” (her contract ended this season and will not be renewed) present with the Blue at the Olympics unless Alix’s defection Duchet and the uncertainty around Marine Fauthoux do not benefit the young and talented Pauline Astier who has taken on a new dimension within the rich Berruyer squad this year and who already has the experience of a few French selections. A hypothesis, however, to be tempered as the competition for this position of leader is tough.

The answer should come quickly anyway. The announcement of the preparation groups for the Olympics is expected in two days.

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