Les Bleus relay world champions in biathlon, the NBA, the Alpine World Ski Championships in France, the Top 14, Ligue 1... Find the most beautiful sports shots of the weekend through the work of photojournalists who travel the various sports fields all over the world. Thanks to the press agencies, always on the front line to cover major sporting events and to the journalists of the editorial staff of 20 Minutes, here is another look, in pictures, on sports information.
Director: Olivier JUSZCZAK
Giannis Antetokounmpo's team, galvanized by Jayson Tatum who broke the record for the most points in an All-Star Game, beat LeBron James' team 184-175 on Sunday. Portland point guard Damian Lillard won the three-point shooting contest on Saturday, where public unknown Mac McClung was crowned king of the dunk contest. The 1m88 point guard has only played four NBA games, but he has been known since high school for his acrobatic dunks.
The favorites held their rank and ensured the show, Sunday in Ligue 1, with the victories of Marseille, Monaco, Rennes, Lens and Paris SG, reversing against Lille (4-3) despite the injury of Neymar, a week of the classic OM-PSG. Paris Saint-Germain ended their three-game losing streak by beating Lille (4-3) after a completely crazy game. Lionel Messi gave victory (90th+5) in the final seconds.
At the bottom of the table, Troyes was surprised at the end of the match by Montpellier (1-0) and stagnates in 17th place. Auxerre, winner of Lyon on Friday (2-1), and Ajaccio, largely beaten in Lorient on Sunday (3-0), both have 18 points in 18th and 19th place. Angers are still in last place with 10 points.
Olympic champion Clément Noël missed the podium of the slalom, the last event of the Alpine World Ski Championships Sunday in Courchevel, where Norwegian Henrik Kristoffersen triumphed over the Greek AJ Ginnis, author of a historic performance.
At the end of a race with an unimaginable scenario, the great American favorite Mikaela Shiffrin was beaten by the Canadian Laurence Saint-Germain, with a virgin record, Saturday during the slalom of the Alpine World Ski Championships in Meribel. Even with a very bad run, the 27-year-old American won her third medal in Meribel after silver in the super-G last week and gold in the giant on Thursday.
In the giant, his favorite discipline, the Swiss Marco Odermatt obtained a new world gold medal, Friday in Courchevel, which consecrates him a little more as the new king of alpine skiing. After his triumphant descent on Sunday, the world N.1 still had fire in the skis, on the icy slope of the Eclipse. Another Swiss, Loïc Meillard, managed to get on the podium to take the silver medal and sign a Swiss double.
Les Bleus leave their Worlds with only two medals, won by Alexis Pinturault (combined gold, super-G bronze) in the first week. "Pintu" took only twentieth place in the slalom on Sunday.
Sweden's Sebastian Samuelsson won the mass start of the Biathlon World Championships on Sunday ahead of teammate Martin Ponsiluoma and Norway's Johannes Boe, who was aiming for a Grand Slam in the individual events. Neither sevenfold nor individual gold square: the last weekend of the Biathlon World Championships in Oberhof did not smile on the Norwegian Johannes Boe.
France's Julia Simon won the bronze medal in the mass start, the final event of the Biathlon World Championships on Sunday in Oberhof, Germany, won by Sweden's Hannah Oeberg. It was the fourth medal for the France and the third for Julia Simon, who won gold in pursuit and bronze in mixed relay. Norway's Ingrid Tandrevold took second place.
In small form since the beginning of the season and deprived of an individual men's podium at the Worlds for the moment, the Blues have fought back by offering themselves the gold of the relay, and the hopes of unprecedented sevenfold of Johannes Boe flew away in the wind of Oberhof (Germany) Saturday.
In the midst of gusts and showers, the French quartet, composed of Antonin Guigonnat, Fabien Claude, Émilien Jacquelin and Quentin Fillon Maillet, fared better than the Norway of Boe, great favorite but finally second, at 38 seconds. Sweden completed the podium, more than a minute and a half (1 penalty round, 13 picks).
A penalty after the siren of Camille Lopez allowed Bayonne to offer on the wire the Stade Français (29-26) and to maintain its invincibility to Jean-Dauger, Saturday in the opening of the 18th day of Top 14. "It's a miracle, we are blessed by the gods." These words are the hero of the day 100% against the poles and decisive in this success.
Toulon, quickly reduced to fourteen after a red card against Sergio Parisse, won (17-6) against the Toulouse leader on Saturday during the 18th day of Top 14 and is getting closer to the top 6, at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille. The expulsion of captain Sergio Parisse on the half-hour mark after a reversal tackle did not prevent the Varois from signing their fifth consecutive success in all competitions, the third in the Top 14, and returning to two points of Bayonne, currently sixth in the table.
- Alexis Pinturault
- World Championship
- François Fillon
- Julia Simon
- Ligue 1
- Lionel Messi
- Mikaela Shiffrin
- Alpine skiing