Quentin Fillon Maillet is on its way to glory, Romane Miradoli and Tessa Worley are making French skiing shine… what to remember from a sports weekend

the marsaillese This weekend has resonated across Europe. White sports fans were thrilled with Quentin Fillon Maillet’s victories in biathlon and alpine skiing and a fantastic duo by Romane Miradoli and Tessa Worley. In handball, the party was also exciting for the French women’s team that qualified for the next European Championships.

On the other hand, Fabio Quartararo and Johann Zarco were disillusioned with MotoGP, as was Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1. Back to two days of sporting events.

Biathlon: Quentin Fillon Maillet for Crystal Headers

Less than three weeks ago, Jura biathlete Quentin Fillon Merlet was a hero at the Beijing Olympics, winning five medals including two titles. The leader of the general classification has established his dominance on the biathlon planet this weekend as he returns to the World Cup circuit. In Friday’s relay, he defined personal perfection well with coveted doubles, sprints and pursuits.

Quentin Fillon Maillet wins the chase for Kontiolahti, Sunday 6 March 2022.  (VESA MOILANEN/LEHTIKUVA)

As the boss who went 10/10 in Saturday’s first game, he made sure to fight his opponent, General Emilian Jacqueline for a while in Sunday’s chase, before breaking him and spinning on his own, Moving on to his sixth win of the winter. So he’s on par with a certain biathlete Martin Folkard who has achieved such a feat at the World Cup. Overall, the Jura took off, with almost ten fingers on the big crystal ball. In the meantime, he made sure to take down the small globe of the pursuit professional.

Alpine skiing: Romane Miradoli and Queen Tessa Worley in Lenzerheide

In Lenzerheide (Switzerland) this weekend, some recalled fond memories of 2009 in Aare (Sweden). Because with Saturday’s victory over Romane Miradoli in the Super-G and Tessa Worley’s victory in the giant slalom on Sunday, France signed a resounding double. The last time the Tricolors could boast such a feat was in 2009, in a slalom race with Sandrine Aubert, and…Tessa Worley in During a giant slalom race at a Swedish resort.

Flaine skier Romane Miradoli wins Super-G on March 5, 2022 in Lenzerheide (Switzerland).  (FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP)

Romane Miradoli’s victory was a real relief to the tricolor speed. It’s been 18 years since a French woman won the Super-G title. The last one is Carole Montillet February 2004 at Haus im Ennstal (Austria). Tessa Worley retaliated after the Olympics and beat her Swedish rival Sara Hector in the giant slalom points standings to finish third in Lenzerheide. La Bornandine became, with Annemarie Moser-Pröll (16 successes), the second most successful Giants athlete of all time.

Tessa Worley won her 16th Giant Slalom win in Lenzerheide (Switzerland) on March 6, 2022.  (Fabris Coffini/AFP)

MotoGP: Difficult start to season for Quartararo and Zarco

Both have dreams of starting their seasons in Losail, Qatar. But defending world champions Fabio Quartararo and Johann Zarco had a tough comeback in MotoGP. Niçois first. Having difficulty using the Yamaha for free practice, Quartararo was quick to complain that his bike was underpowered compared to his competitors. French drivers may be right. Passing by a narrow margin in the second quarter, he started 11th in the Grand Prix and finished 9th, a poor performance, especially due to the fall of some of the leaders.

Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) at the Losail Circuit during the Qatar Grand Prix on March 6, 2022 (KARIM JAAFAR/AFP)

But Diablo was snatched by his compatriot John Zarco in the final moments of his eighth-place finish. The latter marked a proper match by collecting five positions, but that was still below the hopes of a world title and two title victories. It remains to be seen if the disease will go deep, or if their bikes will respond better on other tracks. Follow-up to the Indonesian Grand Prix on March 20.

Handball: France advance to European Cup

Olivier Krumbholz’s players have only one thing on their minds: to win. Because this victory over Croatia in qualifying for the next European Championship allows them to go straight through without fear. And, late Sunday afternoon, the French didn’t miss the call.and some Océane Sercien Ugolin, Estelle Nze Minko, Onacia Ondono and Grace Zaadi, all with three or four goals, did not have time to worry about the Croatian.

Estelle Nze Minko celebrates her goal against Sweden during the Euro 2020 handball competition on December 15, 2020.  (HENNING BAGGER / RITZAU SCANPIX)

Second only to Norway at Euro 2020, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic champions will have the chance to get their revenge at the next intercontinental meeting in North Macedonia, Montenegro and Slovenia from 4 to 20 November.

Ligue 1: PSG beat in Nice ahead of Champions League

The reliable leaders of Ligue 1, Paris Saint-Germain travel to Nice on Saturday night, their scorer in the quarter-finals of the French Cup. So it’s time to avenge the Parisians as Kylian Mbappe is suspended for the meeting. And, at the Allianz Riviera, the players from the capital were in the game’s unstoppable recovery by Andy Delot who was knocked down at the far post by Aigron.

Lionel Messi was helpless on the 27th day of Ligue 1 to prevent his side from losing to OGC Nice on March 5.  (Jean Katouf/Jean Katouf)

Beaten in Ligue 1 for the third time this season, Mauricio Pochettino’s men are not reassured ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League knockout tie against Real Madrid.Especially since Merengue, They won the weekend game against Real Sociedad (4-1).

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