Le Parisien offers weekly events that should not be missed in Île-de-France. Overview of a very rich weekend.
The Flop: two down for Racing and Stade Français
RUGBY. Sad weekend for the supporters of the two Ile-de-France clubs in the Top 14. Winner of its two confrontations against Toulouse last season, Racing 92 missed its shock on Saturday evening, September 24, bowing heavily to Ernest- Walloon against the Red and Black too consistent for him (37-10). “We came here to play a big match and we are leaving with a little full suitcases. We will analyze what did not work, but taking 40 points is never a pleasure, ”plagues Teddy Iribaren, scrum half of Racing 92.
For its part, the Stade Français suffered a 9th failure in as many trips to Lyon since 2011. The Stadistes lost (33-27), collecting their second defeat of the season in as many trips and with one point of defensive bonus left on the wire.
The player: Parisian basketball player Ismaël Kamagate
BASKET. Drafted in June in 46th position by the Detroit Pistons, the young French pivot (21 years old, 2.11m) returned this summer to his Paris Basketball club to continue his development and progress before joining the NBA. If he could not prevent the defeat of his people in Bourg-en-Bresse (102-99 ap) on Saturday during the first day of the Betclic season, Ismaël Kamagate made a giant match, erasing in passing some personal bests.
He finished the game with an almost perfect stat sheet with 12 points (100% shooting success), 16 rebounds, 8 blocks and 2 assists. His evaluation on the match – which corresponds to the total of the various statistical lines – is 36. A rare fact. Specialists will appreciate.
The day before, the most anticipated pivot of the season, Victor Wembanyama, had also lost his first match with Boulogne-Levallois against Gravelines despite a good stat sheet: 23 points and 10 rebounds.
The number: 35
HAND. Undefeated in the league for, stack, a year and five months – the last setback dated back to April 25, 2021 at home in front of Nantes (24-25), PSG handball lost to Toulouse (35-27), this Sunday during the third day of Starligue. After a perfect season last year (30 wins in 30 days, the new national record), Nikola Karabatic’s partners see an incredible series of 35 straight league victories come to an abrupt end. Indomitable champion of France since the 2014-2015 season (evening 8 coronations in a row), PSG already sees its reign threatened.
The golden woman: gymnast Marine Boyer
The French Marine Boyer, 22, won this Sunday the balance beam final of the French Open which took place at the Accor Arena in Paris. With a score of 13.750 points, the member of Meaux beat the American Jade Carey and the Canadian Elsabeth Black.
Her compatriot Mélanie De Jesus Dos Santos, who was returning to competition after a long break and a new start in the United States where she has been training since April with the French coaches of American star Simone Biles, took sixth place for his return to competition.
The image of the weekend: The return of Paris Versailles
After two editions canceled due to the pandemic, the 43rd edition of the Grande Classique Paris Versailles was back this Sunday to the delight of the 20,000 brave people who showed up at the start at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. After riding the climb of the mythical Côte des Gardes, Justin Dourlens was the first to appear in front of the gates of the Palace of Versailles. He won in 53m01s.
“The atmosphere is magnificent and the Côte de Gardes is crazy,” savors the Versaillese. Among the women, Anaïs Quemener (Tremblay), French marathon champion in 2016, also won for the first time in Versailles with a good time (58m57s) on a portion which should host the marathon course of the Paris Games 2024 .
The perf: first victory for the rugby players of Massy
RUGBY. Finally ! After starting his season in Pro D2 with four losses, the promoted stopped the terrible black series. Massy took advantage of the arrival of Provence Rugby, the Aix-en-Provence club, to win his first victory (23-21). A short success which will perhaps finally launch the season of the XV of Essonne.
The sentence: Pascal Donnadieu, coach of Nanterre
BASKETBALL. “I don’t like the expression ‘encouraging victory’ but knowing that the team has been complete for barely a week (Editor’s note: the Belgian Hans Vanwijn and the Bosnian Miralem Halilovic were present at the Euro), that I only came back on Tuesday (he is Vincent Collet’s assistant in the France team), the content of the match makes me optimistic. If we keep the same attitude, we can have a good season”.
Pascal Donnadieu, coach of Nanterre. Beaten (75-78) on Saturday by the ogre Monaco, contender for the last four in the Euroleague, during the first day of Betclic Elite, the Nanterriens led up to 50 seconds from the buzzer before giving in.
BASKETBALL. Betclic Elite (1st day). Gravelines – BOULOGNE-LEVALLOIS 85-73. NANTERRE-Monaco 75-78; Bourg-en-Bresse – PARIS 102-99 AD.
HANDBALL. Starligue (3rd day). CRETEIL – Chartres 40-38; Nantes-IVRY 33-28; Toulouse-PSG 35-27. Proligue (3rd day). TREMBLAY-PONTAULT 31-31; Dijon-MASSY 39-31. Butagaz Women’s League (4th day). Plan-de-Cuques – PARIS 92 22-28.
HOCKEY. Ligue Magnus (5th day). CERGY-PONTOISE-Grenoble 4-5.
RUGBY. Top 14 (3rd day). Lyon – FRENCH STADIUM 33-27; Toulouse-RACING 92 37-10. Pro D 2 (5th day). MASSY-Provence 23-21. Nationale (4th day). SURESNES-Nice 15-25.