10 Swimmers Qualified For Worlds Through Day 2 of French Elite Championships


  • Tuesday, April 5th – Sunday, April 10th
  • Limoges Métropole, France
  • LCM (50m)
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Six swimmers secured their spot at the 2022 World Championships on Day 2 of the French Elite Championships in Limoges Métropole, bringing France’s roster up to 10 with four days still remaining for the competition.

The French Swimming Federation (FFN) takes up to five different meets into account when determining the World Championship team, with this week’s competition taking first priority. The French Elite Championships in December, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and the two FFN Golden Tour meets earlier this year can also factor into qualification for Worlds (in that order).

On the opening day of competitionCyrielle Duhamel‘s spot in the women’s 200 IM was confirmed, with her 2:10.84 swim from last summer’s Olympics putting her on the team for Budapest. (Duhamel won the event yesterday but missed the cut.)

Marie Wattel‘s spot in the women’s 100 fly was solidified (though she also missed the standard yesterday, but was well under in Tokyo), and Maxime Grousset and Florent Manaudou went 1-2 in the men’s 50 fly to qualify.

Day 2 proved to be more eventful, as Emma Terebo and Mary-Ambre Moluh got things off to an explosive start as they both neared the French Record in the women’s 100 back and went well under the qualifying time.

Analia Pigree, who clocked 59.88 at the French Elite Championships in December, was in line for qualification no matter her result here but was denied after Terebo (59.64) and Moluh (59.67) both hit big best times. Moluh, 16, also set a new French Age Record.

Yohann Ndoye Brouard and Mewen Tomac solidifed thier spots by going 1-2 in the men’s 100 back, and Hadrien Salvan won the men’s 200 free to join Jordan Pothain in the event in Budapest (Pothain qualifies with his Olympic time).


Women Event(s) Men Event(s)
Cyrielle Duhamel 200 IM Maxime Grousset 50 fly
Marie Wattel 100 fly Florent Manaudou 50 fly
Emma Terebo 100 back Yohann Ndoye Brouard 100 back
Mary-Ambre Moluh 100 back Mewen Tomac 100 back
Hadrien Salvan 200 free
Jordan Pothain 200 free

Note that this doesn’t include the seven open water swimmers France has qualified to compete in Budapest. They are as follows:

  • Caroline Jouisse – women’s 10/25 km
  • Lisa Pou – women’s 25 km
  • Aurelie Muller – women’s 5/10 km
  • Marc-Antoine Olivier – men’s 5/10km
  • Logan Fontaine – men’s 5 km
  • Axel Reymond – men’s 25 km
  • Sacha Velley – men’s 10/25 km

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Alex Wilson
9 months ago

Am I correct in thinking that Leon Marchand is already qualified by holding the French national records in the 200 and 400 IMs? Both set within the last year?

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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