And 6! Jean Quiquampoix won the 6th gold medal of the French delegation. Author of a final carried out from start to finish in 25 m pistol, the tricolor shooter won his first Olympic coronation, after his silver medal in Rio. With 34 points, the European champion went to seek the first medal of the Tokyo Games in shooting, during the last event of the discipline. A 22 th medal for France, which remains 7th in the ranking by nations.
From the first round of shots (5 per series), Quiquampoix took the lead with four targets hit. Behind, the French has never left the first two positions. Author of three clears (5/5), the new Olympic champion has always been a good distance from the eliminated. Its main competitor, reigning Olympic champion Christian Reitz finished only 5th. In the end, the tricolor gunner is ahead of the Cuban Leuris Pupo (29) by 5 points and the Chinese Yuehong Li (26).
A coronation to avoid the dotted zero Symbol of the domination of the French, the silver medalist shot for butter in the last series, since he could not even catch Quinquampoix. The Frenchman still waited for the Cuban’s shooting to end to raise his arms to the sky and enjoy his Olympic coronation.
“That I’ve been working on it for five years. It really is a relief to win today. I am extremely happy. It’s really hard in emotions, to be able to touch every impact every round. Now we are already going to prepare for Paris 2024 ”, reacted the Olympic champion at the microphone of France TV. Quiquampoix avoids the French firing delegation from a zero point in Tokyo, an event that has not happened since Athens in 2004. With gold, France can blow.