Spanish mountaineer Sergi Mingote dies

Spanish mountaineer Sergi Mingote died during an expedition to K2, the second highest peak on the planet, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced on Saturday (January 16th). “Sad death of Sergi Mingote on K2. He wanted to continue to make History by participating in the first expedition to overcome this summit in the middle of winter and his life was taken in a tragic accident ”, he tweeted, a few hours after a Nepalese team succeeded. this ascent for the first time in winter. Sergi Mingote, 49, suffered a fatal fall as he descended from Camp 1 to Base Camp and still plans to tackle the summit in the coming hours.


Burkinabè Hugues-Fabrice Zango over 18m indoors in the triple jump

The Burkinabé Hugues-Fabrice Zango achieved a huge feat on Saturday January 7 in Aubière by smashing the world record for the triple indoor jump (18.07 m) which belonged to his trainer, the French Teddy Tamgho (17.92) m. At 27, Zango becomes the first man to exceed 18 m indoors by erasing Tamgho, whose record had been held since 2011. At the same time, he exploded his best personal mark achieved in January 2020 (17.77 m). His outdoor record is 17.66 m (African record). After jumping to 17.33m (2nd try), 17.61m (4th try) and 17.70m (5th try), the Burkinabé waited for his last attempt to execute his historic jump, giving his country a first world record in athletics. Zango, bronze medalist at the Doha Worlds behind the Americans Christian Taylor and Will Claye in 2019, thus confirms his place among the leaders of the discipline and strikes a very big blow seven months before the Tokyo Olympics.


Cyrille Guimard candidate for the presidency of the French Cycling Federation

Cyrille Guimard, the former runner and sports director turned consultant, will be a candidate on February 27 for the presidency of the French Cycling Federation (FFC) against the outgoing Michel Callot. The association “Take my wheel” confirmed on Friday January 15 that the Nantes resident had “largely obtained the 100 essential sponsorships”. Former sports director of three Tour de France winners (Lucien Van Impe, Bernard Hinault, Laurent Fignon) in the 1970s and 1980s, Cyrille Guimard was already, in vain, a candidate for the presidency of the FFC in 2009. More recently, he spent two years as coach of the elite French team, under the chairmanship of Michel Callot. Michel Callot, who is 53 years old, presented last week his program entitled “All together, an ambition for French cycling”. The only candidate in 2017 to succeed David Lappartient, the current president of the International Cycling Union (UCI), he is applying for a second term.


Lorient-Dijon counting for the 20th day is postponed because of Covid-19

The Lorient-Dijon match counting for the 20th day of Ligue 1, scheduled for Sunday January 17, was postponed indefinitely because more than ten players from the Breton club are affected by Covid-19, the Professional Football League announced on Friday ( LFP). This is the first match postponed due to the pandemic since the Marseille-Nice of the 11th day, a decision dating from November 17. At the same time, the club announced the closure for at least 10 days of its training center after the discovery of four cases of Covid-19 among young people and management, as Le Havre, Marseille had to do this fall. , Nice or even Brest. In accordance with the medical protocol decreed at the beginning of September by the League, the postponement of a meeting is considered if one of the two teams cannot present at least twenty players tested negative on an initial list of thirty.


France beats Norway at the 2021 World Cup

The French handball players in their 28-24 victory against Norway, in the 2021 World Championship. AFP – ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT

The French men’s handball team successfully entered the 2021 World Championship on January 14 in Giza, overcoming 28-24 a Norway which remains on two silver medals at the Worlds. The French will try to confirm this good result in Group E on January 16 against Austria.


Algeria narrowly beats Morocco at the 2021 World Cup

During the Algeria-Morocco match, in the 2021 World Handball Championship. AFP – KHALED ELFIQI

The Algerian men’s handball team narrowly beat that of Morocco 24-23, however less famous, on January 14 in Cairo, in Group F of the 2021 World Championship. At the break, the Algerians were even led 15 -8. But the Moroccans, who received three red cards during this meeting, cracked in the second period (8-16). On January 16, the Atlas Lions will challenge Portugal, while the Fennecs will play against the Icelanders.


Americans and Czechs packages for the 2021 World Cup

The Handball World Cup which starts Wednesday in Egypt promises to be undecided in all respects until the final on January 31 Thomas SAMSON AFP/Archives

Men’s handball teams from the United States and the Czech Republic have had to forgo the 2021 World Championship, scheduled for January 13-31 in Egypt, following too many cases of Covid-19, the committee said. local organization. North Macedonia has already agreed to replace the Czech selection, while that of Switzerland should take the place left vacant by the American selection.


Champions Trophy: Neymar available against Marseille

Paris Saint-Germain announced Tuesday, January 12 the return of its superstar Neymar, recovered from an ankle injury, for the Champions Trophy against Marseille, Wednesday in Lens. The Brazilian is one of four players to have received the medical green light, along with Presnel Kimpembe, Leandro Paredes and Danilo Pereira, according to PSG. Paris finds Marseille on Wednesday, four months after losing its first “Clasico” in nine years (1-0), to win its first trophy of the season, and launch the mandate of its new coach Mauricio Pochettino, who replaced Thomas Tuchel at Christmas.