surf finals moved forward to Tuesday due to tropical storm

Surf finals at the Olympics advanced to Tuesday to enjoy the waves created by Tropical Storm Nepartak. The weather forecast calls for swell, with gusts reaching 110 km / h, which is well suited for surfers. The finals were due to take place at the Tsurigasaki Beach venue on Wednesday, but there should be no more waves, making it difficult to hold the events.

The four French competitors qualified for the round of 16

Tuesday will therefore be the last day devoted to surfing for these Games. On the program: the quarter-finals for men (midnight French time) and women (4:12 am), the semi-finals for men (4:48 am) and women (6 am), the match for the bronze medal for men (7:16 am) and women (8:01 am) and the men’s (8:46 am) and women’s (9:31 am) final.

It is the first time that surfing has been on the Olympic Games program. And the French are well into this competition. This Sunday, the four representatives of the French delegation qualified for the round of 16.

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LAURENCE CHU

Warning against heavy rain, wind and fairly high waves

The Meteorological Agency, however, warned of heavy rains, wind, and fairly high waves. The Olympic rowing and archery competitions scheduled for Tuesday have been rescheduled so that the wind does not affect the events. Evacuation orders have been issued in the area surrounding the seaside resort of Atami, hit by a landslide and a gigantic mudslide in early July, which had resulted in 21 dead and six missing.

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