On Saturday, Melanie De Jesus dos Santos competed in her first competition since the Tokyo Olympics and her exile in the United States. She qualified for the final of the balance beam event at the French Open, but she had two falls on the uneven bars. The French gymnast, who is only 22 years old, earned the title of European champion on the equipment known as the beam in 2021. With a score of 13.250 points, she achieved the third-best score in the preliminaries for this event. On Sunday, she will compete in the final round.
Because she experienced two falls while performing her qualification routine for the uneven bars, she decided not to compete in that particular event. “She agreed that there was a great deal of pressure. “It was great to see everyone again, but I think I put too much pressure on myself to perform well, and that’s my main concern. I want to demonstrate how hard I work, but I may have overdone it.
Back from the Tokyo Olympics
During these French Opens, Mélanie “DJDS,” who is 22 years old, will be making her first competitive appearance since the Tokyo Olympics. Following a gap of a few months, she resumed her training in the United States under the direction of Cécile and Laurent Landi, the French coaches of Simone Biles, who is a star in the United States. The Martiniquaise felt a great deal of emotion in anticipation of her reunion with the French public. “They brought tears to my eyes. She said, “It’s fantastic to have so many people supporting me; it’s nice to see so many people supporting me.”
Marine Boyer (beam), Coline Devillard (vault), and Aline Friess (uneven bars) of France also qualified in their respective events for the women’s competition. Benjamin Osberger (floor), Cameron-Lie Bernard, and Mathias Philippe of France qualified in their respective events for the men’s competition.