France ended the day in style with a fifth gold medal

The French have won a record gold medal in xare this Friday. During the day, they also imposed themselves with individual and team bare hands in trinquet, in trinquet leather shovel and women’s rubber shovel in trinquet. After four days of competitions, this Friday we got to the heart of the matter with these finals of Biarritz Pelota World Championship
. The French delegation has had complicated days since the start of the World Cup but, this Friday, they worked to restore their image. Games, played at Hasparren (at the Berria trinquet) and al Bayonne (at the Modern trinquet), to follow listening to France Bleu Pays Basque
and in video (see below) with France 3 NoA.

The essential

  • Larralde-Ducassou duo won against Spaniards Maiz-Luquín in the final with bare hands this Friday evening
  • Earlier in the day, France had won the world champion title in xare, with individual bare hands in trinquet, in leather trinquet shovel and women’s rubber shovel in trinquet
  • The day opened with three bronze medals for France in paleta gum trinquet and pediment 30 meters (see summary table of the medals at the end of this article)

Video playback

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The matches and results on Friday

  • The final with bare hands per team (Berria to Hasparren): the French win over Spain
  • The final xare (live from Berria’s trinquet in Hasparren): France wins gold against Spain
  • The final bare hands face to face (Berria trinquet to Hasparren): Ducassou retains gold medal for France after Spain loses
  • The final eraser (Modern crawler in Bayonne)

Men – Argentina win over Spain

Women – The tricolor victory against Argentina

  • Final of leather slipper at the Modern trinquet in Bayonne: the French conquer the supreme title against the Argentines
  • The finals of frontenis men and women on the wall to the left of Fal in Biarritz: victory for Mexico in the women’s category and Spain in the men’s category

Gold for France with bare hands per team

For France, the couple Larralde Ducassou opposed the Spanish Maiz-Luquín in the unarmed team final this Friday evening. In a Berria trinket full as an egg, the Blues won with the score of 15-11, 15-4 and thus maintained the title of world champions in this category.

Gold medal for the Ducassou-Larralde couple.
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Stefano Garcia

Itsasuar Battitta Ducassou who, at the end of the day, won two gold medals with his bare hands. But who, on the other hand, kept the exceptional atmosphere of Berria’s trinquet in Hasparren at the end of the head-to-head final with bare hands. While the public is usually split between Larralde and Ducassou in the parties that regularly oppose them in this forum, this Friday evening, “they were all there for us, and it feels good!”.

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Same feeling from the side of Peio Larralde the sacred Hazpandar on his land with his bare hands from the team alongside Ducassou.

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Paleta gum, confirmed the supremacy of French women

In paleta gum in trinquet, the pair of French women, Maritxu Housset and Aizkoa Iturriño won in two sets, 15-8, 15-6. Faced with Argentina, the tricolors thus maintain their title at the Modern trinquet in Bayonne. In the men’s field, the Argentines won over the Spaniards in two sets, 15-8 and 15-3.

The French victorious against Argentina in paleta rubber in trinquet at the trinquet Moderne de Bayonne.
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Oihana Larzabal

Pelle Paleta: the French dominate the Argentines and win gold

At the Modern trinquet in Bayonne, the French couple Denis Larretch And Valentin Cambos was not the favorite, however, won the Bayonne Modern trinquet against Argentina in a leather shovel. They win the world champion title with a score of 15-11, 15-2.

The champions of France against Argentina in leather pucks.
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Stefano Garcia

Individual with bare hands: French gold medal and Spanish tears

At the trinquet of Berria d’Hasparren, it was a much anticipated match and the French gold medal was won, but the match was disappointing to say the least. In the 1×1 final with his bare hands between the French, defending champion, Ducasso beating and Spanish Luis Sanchez, the very tight first set was awarded to Ducassou with a score of 15 to 14. And during the second set, the game had to be stopped due to the injury of Sanchez who was leading 2-1. After a few minutes of interruption, in tears, the Spaniard lost and Ducassou was able to keep the title of world champion. What effect does a title won under these conditions? “It’s no less fun but it’s a different flavor__. The pleasure, we will appreciate later looking at what has been achieved, the work it required “ Battitta Ducassou said after the game.

With bare hands 1×1, the tears of the Spaniard Luis Sanchez in the arms of his French opponent Battitta Ducassou.
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Bixente-Vrignon
First step of the podium for France in the individual trinquet with bare hands.
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Bixente-Vrignon

Before this meeting, Ducassou told us his feelings about this Mondial de pelota.
“We have to be there,” he said. Watch her interview in this video.

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Final Xare: first gold medal for France

In xare, the French Olivier Laberdesque (licensed by the Paloise Section) e Bruno Driolet (licensed from club Hardoytarrak, Anglet) won the first leg 15-11 and the second 15-7 in a high-flying match against Spaniards Lopetegui and Moncada.

The French team of xare world champion in Biarritz 2022.
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Bixente-Vrignon

The French substitutes were Oihan Borteyrou (Noizbait, Hasparren) and Eneko de Paredes (Hardoytarrak, Anglet). Oihan Borteyrou, educator of Basque pelota and who deciphered for France Bleu Pays Basque the different specialties of pelota
that we have been on the Mondial for a week. Listen to his explanation below:

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Three bronze medals for France in the puck

In eraser
to the forenail Modern by Bayonne, the French Kevin Pucheux and Patxi Guilenteguy bronze won on Friday morning 15-6, 15-2 against Mexico.

In a women’s rubber shovel pediment of 30 mthe French Maialen Guilenteguy defeated Argentina in three sets 13-15, 15-9, 10-6. As a man, Teo Pucheux he also won bronze with a score of 15-14, 15-9 against Argentina.

The first bronze medal this Friday for France in the women’s rubber paddle.
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Oihana Larzabal

The French were eliminated on Thursday

This Friday is all the more important as Thursday was particularly cruel for the French delegation. The French selection lost ten of the 15 semi-finals on Thursday at the Mondial de Pelota. Listen to the summary of this day in the “Journal de la pelota” by France Bleu Pays Basque presented by Bixente Vrignon.

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Medals at the World Cup, nation by nation

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