Several Monegasque athletes were in competition this weekend in Oran. Wenceslas Thomel in horse riding and Jérémy Moutout in sailing distinguished themselves.
The 2022 Mediterranean Games in Oran (Algeria) are coming to an end. This weekend, the last Monegasque athletes were in lice. In riding, Wenceslas Thomel finished thirteenth in the individual general competition on It’s my life. The “red and white” rider even managed to climb up to tenth place during the competition.
In sailing (laser), after moving up to eleventh provisional place, Jeremy Moutout finished his week of competition with a twelfth, sixteenth and eighteenth place in the last three courses and a thirteenth place in the end.
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In judo, Nicholas Grinda (-90 kg), facing the Frenchman Damier, and Marvin Gadeau (+100 kg), opposed to the Moroccan Esseryry, could not pass the first round and both lost by ippon.
In swimming, Claudia Verdin clocked 1’17”41 in the 100m brass (twelfth) and 34”33 in the 50m brass (tenth). Theo Druenne he ranked eleventh in the 1500m freestyle (16’33”07) and twelfth in the 400m freestyle (4’08”36).
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Finally, in cycling, the Monegasque Anthony Berlin a forty-eighth (3h30’54) of a 150 kilometer race resembling a “mini” world championship, with many nations present.
After two silver medals in Tarragona (Spain) in 2018, the Monegasque delegation won gold this year thanks to Xiaoxin Yang, in table tennis. This is the fifth medal for Monaco in fifteen appearances. The next edition of the Mediterranean Games will take place in Taranto (Italy) in 2026.