The French won the 6th medal, the 2nd in gold, from the French delegation in Tokyo on Friday.
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French para-cycling continues to garner medals! After Alexandre Léauté’s silver on the C1-C3 kilometer time trial a few moments earlier, Dorian Foulon won the gold medal in the C5 pursuit on Friday August 27th. He brings to the French Paralympic delegation his 6th medal, his 2nd in gold after that of Léauté on the C2 pursuit on Thursday.
In the final, the Frenchman dominated the Australian Alistair Donohoe. Leading from the start of the 4-kilometer race, Dorian Foulon kept pace to earn his first Paralympic title. World champion in the discipline, author of a new world record during qualifying, he assumed his status at only 23 years old.
Unfortunately, he will not be accompanied on the podium by Kévin Le Cunff. The Frenchman was racing for the bronze medal but was outnumbered by the Ukrainian Yehor Dementyev. In the lead until the last 1500m, Le Cunff accused the blow and saw his opponent take too wide a lead.