the Belgian Bulls go into 1/4, Vandorpe and Gérard imitate them, Rombouts eliminated in boccia

The Paralympic Games continued in Tokyo this Sunday with several Belgians involved.

The good news of the day is the qualification of Belgium (IBSA 6) for the quarter-finals of the goalball tournament despite their 2-4 loss to Ukraine (IBSA 12) in their last group B match on Sunday. .

With a record of two wins and two losses, the Belgian Bulls will now have to wait for the results of the other matches to find out their final place in Group B and therefore the name of their opponent in the quarter-finals.


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Joyce Lefevre on the verge of tears after her 7th place in the 100m

Joyce Lefevre finished 7th in the 100m final in T34 class at the Tokyo Paralympic Games. A disappointment for the Antwerp woman who set a time of 19.63, almost a second above her personal best (18.72).

I’m so disappointed“, reacted Lefevre, on the verge of tears, after his race. “I expected a lot better than 7th place. I had the feeling that I had prepared well for these Games and the difficult conditions in Tokyo. The track seemed more difficult to ride but that goes for all athletes so that’s no excuse. I have no explanation for this poor performance. I had the impression that my start was good but I felt worse in the second part of the race when I had to accelerate. I will have to digest this before analyzing my race with my trainer.

Next Saturday, the 33-year-old athlete will still be in action in the 800 meters. “I don’t want to think about it yet. It’s a totally different race and I don’t know how I’m going to approach it. I was mainly focused on the 100 meters that I expected the most. Over 800 meters, tactics play a bigger role. We will see how it goes.

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Aymeric Parmentier fails in the 100m breaststroke series

In swimming, Aymeric Parmentier failed to qualify for the 100-meter breaststroke final (class SB14) at the Tokyo Paralympic Games on Sunday. The Walloon Brabançon finished sixth in his heat in a time of 1: 10.12, above his personal best in 1: 08.79.

I’m not too disappointed“, said Parmentier, 29 years old, after his race. “I knew it would be difficult to reach the final. I am happy to have been given the chance to swim at the Games. I am satisfied with my tenth place.


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A 10th place which however allows him to be second reserve. “we never know“, a souri Parmentier. “But unfortunately I think my Games end here. I was really impressed with this short but intense experience.

Thusday, Tatyana Lebrun (SB9) was also eliminated in the 100-meter breaststroke playoffs.

Tennis: Jef Vandorpe qualifies for the round of 16

Another good news of the day, Jef Vandorpe qualified for the round of 16 in the wheelchair tennis tournament. The 20-year-old Belgian player, 16th in the world and seeded No. 15, won in three sets 3-6, 6-1, 6-0 in 2:12 against the Australian Ben Weekes (ITF 32)

In the round of 16, Vandorpe will face the Argentine Gustavo Fernandez, World No. 4 and seeded No. 4, who beat Spaniard Francesc Tur (ITF 46) in the second round 6-1, 6-0.

A few hours later, Jef Vandorpe and Joachim Gerard qualified for the doubles quarter-finals at the Tokyo Paralympic Games wheelchair tennis tournament on Sunday. The Belgian pair, seeded N.6, won in straight sets 6-3, 6-1 in 58 minutes of play against the Brazilians Gustavo Carneiro Silva and Daniel Rodrigues.

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In the quarter-finals, Gérard and Vandorpe will face the British pair, seeded No.1, made up ofAlfie Hewett and Gordon Reid, who defeated Austrians Thomas Flax and Nico Langmann with a 6-0 double in the second round.

Francis Rombouts eliminated after a second defeat in boccia

In bocce, Francis Rombouts (BISF 13) lost in the tie-break against the Thai Worawut Saengampa, N.1 worldwide, for his second match in group A (class BC2). A second defeat in as many games synonymous with elimination for the Antwerp.

After a score of 2-2 at the end of the four sets, the two players had to play a tie-break to decide between themselves. A decisive round won by Saengampa, which inflicts Rombouts a second defeat in a row after that against the Slovak Robert Mezik (BISF 12) Saturday (10-1).

Rombouts will face Britain’s Will Hipwell (BISF 54) again on Monday for his third and last group match.

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