May 13, 2022

the 3 Vosges performances to remember!

Paula Botet offers a first podium in the World Cup.
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3rd from the left, Paula Botet and her teammates from the France team celebrate their bronze medal.

Biathlon: Paula Botet in the big leagues!

In addition to her surprise but deserved selection for the next Olympic Games in Beijing (February 4 to 10), Bressaude Paula Botet, who is none other than the daughter of Véronique Claudel, Olympic biathlon champion at the Albertville Olympic Games (1992) , confirms day by day all the hopes placed in it. While she is having an exemplary 2021-22 season, being called up to the World Cup for the first time a few weeks ago, the 21-year-old biathlete competed in her very first world relay, alongside Chloé Chevalier, Justine Braisaz and Anais Bescond. Placed in third torchbearer, the Vosgienne perfectly met the expectations of the breeders. Despite a difficult first shot, she was able to recover on the prone shot, before coming close to the penalty on the standing shot, she perfectly caught up on skis by setting a better time than the Czech Marketa Davidova, winner of the small globe of crystal. A remarkable performance that will allow Les Bleues to take 3rd place and a first podium for Paula Botet. A good omen for the future!

Table tennis: satisfying weekend for Stivaliennes

The disappointment could be read on the faces of the players of Jérôme Humbert, at first, after the elimination in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, against Linz. At first only because, after the disappointment, it was time to realize that they had managed the feat of pushing the Austrians, reigning European vice-champions, into their entrenchment since they had to win the “extra time to qualify for the semi-finals, to the detriment of the ASRTT Etival players. Stivaliennes who were again on deck this Sunday, since they were playing their 9th match of the season in their Pro Ladies championship, against the bottom of the ranking, Schiltigheim. A meeting quickly folded since the players of Etival won (3-1) and at the same time regained the lead of the classification.

Volleyball: the Louves relocate to the podium

The victory was almost essential for the daughters of Manu Dumortier, who had to win to find the podium of their pool B of the Elite classification. After a perfectly mastered first set (25-15), the Louves suffered the awakening of the players from Saint-Laurent-du-Var, who hooked the local players. It was finally the Déodatiennes, in front of their audience at the Palais Omnisports Joseph Claudel (POJC) who managed to win (25-23), before a third set identical to the first and won by the Louves (25-16), which validated their victory (3-0). A full match that allows SRD Volley to regain 3rd place in the standings.