While the French Olympic team finished the Tokyo Games in eighth place in the medal ranking, IOC President Thomas Bach reportedly expressed his concern about the French performance three years from the Paris Games.
The goal of the French Olympic team during Paris 2024 is everyone’s lips. While former sports minister Laura Flessel trumpeted in 2017 aiming for 80 medals, ambitions have recently been revised downwards. While the tricolor delegation brought back from Tokyo last summer 33 medals, including ten gold, with an initial objective of 40 awards, it was in high places that the warning had been given. Indeed, during the reception organized at the Elysee Palace, the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron was very critical of the French balance sheet. ” The results are not quite what we expected », Confided the head of state who then set the bar high for Paris 2024 with the objective of a Top 5 in three years. ” The success of the Games will be the success of our athletes because it works like that », Added the tenant of the Elysee. This Tuesday, during a press conference of the National Sports Agency (ANS), Claude Onesta had given a layer.
For Bach, a successful French team is important
The high performance manager of the ANS had confirmed the objective of a place in the top five during Paris 2024. “ It’s high but we’re not scared so we’ll hit the target, said the former coach of the French men’s handball team. Just because you’re aiming for the target doesn’t mean you hit the heart every time. “A subject that took up the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, on the sidelines of the Tokyo Games. According to an internal ANS document that theAFP was able to obtain, the boss of the Olympic movement is worried about the results prospects of the France team. ” In Tokyo, Thomas Bach expressed the concern of the IOC regarding the results of the French delegation in the perspective of Paris, is it written in this document. He says the Games are successful when host nation athletes perform great. As in response to these concerns, Claude Onesta unveiled this Tuesday initiatives to allow the French delegation to shine on its land in the summer of 2024.