LA MINUTE SPORT Sports news for this Thursday, January 13

Like every day from Monday to Friday, discover the essentials of Gard sport news in a few infos.

Olympic Nimes

« Strong chances of postponement ». This morning, as required by the LFP protocol at 48 hours of an official meeting, the players and staff all passed PCR tests. If the results are not known for the moment, all these beautiful people, in parallel, carried out antigenic tests. According to our information, the latter have revealed three new positive cases which are therefore in addition to the eight others already declared since the beginning of the week. Another player, who is currently negative, is showing symptoms. « It takes 11 PCR positive cases for the match to be postponed, let us know a source close to the club. There is a good chance that this will be the case, but you have to wait for the results of the PCR tests.« For now at least, the match-before press conference is being held this Friday and will exceptionally take place by videoconference.


Rémi Desbonnet and Téodor Paul are present at L’Euro (photo Anthony Maurin)

Let’s go for the Euro! This evening begins the Euro 2022 handball which is held from January 13 to 30 in Hungary and Slovakia. Two residents of Nîmes take part in this competition. These are the two professional goalkeepers: Rémi Desbonnet and Teodor Paul. For the first, present at the Tokyo Olympics as a reservist, the objective is to grab playing time even if the competition is tough with the presence of Vincent Gérard and Wesley Pardin. Reigning Olympic champion, France is one of the favorite nations for the final title. The Habs face Croatia at 8:30 p.m. and also include Serbia and Ukraine in Pool C. Conversely, the modest selection of Slovakia will try to do better than a place of red lantern, as in its three previous participations in this competition. At 34, Teodor Paul will undoubtedly play his final international tournament. Getting out of the hens will be difficult with Lithuania, Russia and Norway, which the host country also faces at 8:30 p.m.


Towards a Bonzi-Nadal? The tennis player from Gard knows his table for the first Grand Slam of the season. At the Australian Open, Benjamin Bonzi (No.65) will start against the German Peter Gojowczyk (No.87). A draw a priori within his reach, especially since the latter has not won any of his last seven matches on the circuit. Mistrust all the same, the German had created a surprise during the last US Open by reaching the round of 16 after having extricated himself from qualifying. If successful, Benjamin Bonzi could find the Russian Karen Kachanov (n ° 30) then the Spanish star Rafael Nadal in the round of 16.


Louis Foursans-Bourdette with the U20s of the France team (Photo Instagram)

Foursans-Bourdette summoned to the Blues U20. Trained at RCN, Nîmes Louis Foursans-Bourdette has just been selected by the management of the France U20 team from a list of 45 players in order to prepare for the VI Nations Tournament. The promising opening half who will turn 20 at the end of the month has appeared nine times this season in the Montpellier jersey. This executive player of the Bleuets will be present in Marcoussis for a training course from January 23 to 26. The group will then increase to 26 players for a second gathering in Aubagne (January 27 to 30) for the first matches. Two other courses in Mont-de-Marsan before Italy, then in Aix-en-Provence before the confrontation against Ireland are scheduled.

Bouillargues HNM

Saturday’s game postponed. The coronavirus is also wreaking havoc in handball and in particular in Bouillargues. The women’s D2 team has seven players who tested positive. It is exactly the number of players that allows the BHNM to request the postponement of the meeting that the keepers were to play in Achenheim-Truchtersheim on Saturday. A report validated by the competent authorities. The health crisis therefore forces us to plan this match on March 5 or 6. As for the Bouillarguaises, they should resume competition on January 22 with the reception of Vaulx-en-Velin, if all goes well.

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