France holds its place at the end of the first day of the Euros

France holds its place at the end of the first day of the Euros
France holds its place at the end of the first day of the Euros

By Le Figaro with AFP

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Morgane Osyssek.
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France, bronze medalist at the 2023 Worlds, ranked third at the end of the first day dedicated to qualifications, behind Italy and Great Britain.

France, bronze medalist at the 2023 Worlds, ranked third at the end of the first day dedicated to qualifications (159.130 points), behind Italy (165.296) and Great Britain (161.430) to win. secure several places in the individual finals on Saturday, and therefore also in the team finals on Sunday.

The Italian Manila Esposito won her very first gold medal, at 17, by winning the all-around competition at the end of the first day of the Artistic Gymnastics Euros, Thursday in Rimini, where the best Frenchwoman, Morgane Osyssek finished 7th.

Morgane Osyssek, best generalist

Less than three months before the Paris Olympic Games, the Italians presented their best elements to also shine at home. The team had a difficult time with the injury of one of its stars, Asia d’Amato, who was injured during her floor performance and left the competition halls carried by her coach. Frenchwoman Morgane Osyssek, 21, took on the role of best generalist with a 7th place (52.432), her best ranking.

On Saturday, the Blues will compete in several finals: Coline Devillard will defend her title on vault after having signed the best result in qualifications (13.983), ahead of her young compatriot Ming Van Eijken (13.833), who offered herself two finals with that of floor (8th in qualifications, 13.033) for his first European Championships, at just 16 years old.

Osyssek finished 4th in the floor qualifications and will compete for the podium on this apparatus. Marine Boyer, bronze medalist at the Euros-2018 on the beam, will try to return to the podium after her 3rd place during qualifying (13.800), dominated by the Italian Manila Esposito (14.200).

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