2019 FFN Golden Tour Camille Muffat-Nice Begins on Friday

2019 FFN Golden Tour Camille Muffat – Nice

  • Friday, February 8-Sunday, February 10, 2019
  • Prelims 8:30am GMT+1 (2:30am EST/11:30pm PST); finals 4pm on Friday and Saturday (10am EST/7am PST), 3pm on Sunday (9am EST/6am PST)
  • Piscine Jean Bouin, Nice
  • 50m
  • Brochure
  • Psych sheet
  • Live results
  • Meet site

The “Meeting International de Nice FFN Golden Tour Camille Muffat” will take place this weekend from Friday, February 8th through Sunday, February 10th, at the Jean Bouin indoor pool in Nice. It is the first stage of the Golden Tour Camille Muffat that includes:

  • Nice – Friday, February 8 through Sunday, February 10, 2019
  • Marseille – Friday, March 22 through Sunday, March 24, 2019

367 swimmers are entered in the meet, including Nice’s own Charlotte Bonnet, who is seeded first in the 50/100/200 free and 50 breast. She is also entered in the 50/100 fly, and seeded 3rd in both events. Jérémy Stravius, who is now training in Nice under Bonnet’s coach Fabrice Pellerin, is top seed in the 200 free, 50/100 back, and 50 fly; he comes in with the 2nd time in the 100 fly and the 4th in the 100 free. Marseille’s Mehdy Metella is slated to swim all four 50 strokes plus the 100/200 free and 100 fly. He is seeded first in the 100 free and 100 fly.

Other French stars entered in the meet are Marie Wattel, Mélanie Henique, Margaux Fabre, Aurélie Muller, Adeline Furst, Pauline Mahieu, Louise Lefebvre, Anouchka Martin, Mathilde Cini, Fanny Deberghes, Fantine Lesaffre, and Cyrielle Duhamel on the women’s side, and David Aubry, Marc-Antoine Olivier, Yonel Govindin, Maxime Grousset, Geoffroy Mathieu, Clément Mignon, Jordan Pothain, Joris Bouchaut, Jonathan Atsu, Damien Joly, Maxence Orange, Thomas Avetand, Jean Dencausse, and Nans Roch on the men’s.

International stars include Hungary’s David Verraszto and Evelyn Verraszto, Gyurta Gergely, Anna Sztankovics, Liliana Szilagyi, Bence Biczo, and Katalin Burian; Sweden’s Michelle Coleman and Erik Persson; Russia’s Anna Egorova, Anastassia Kirpitchnikova and Valériya Egorova; Belgium’s Eva Bonnet; Turkey’s Viktoria Gunes and Nida-Eliz Ustundag; Sweden’s Sara Junevik and Simon Sjoedin; Algeria’s Oussama Sahnoune, Abderrahmen Naami, Akram Loula, and Habib Yaagoub; Lithuania’s Giedrius Titenis; Switzerland’s Jeremy Desplanches; and Israel’s Andrea Murez, Tomer Frankel and David Gamburg.

It is a long weekend of racing, with three days of prelims and finals, and all 17 FINA long course meters events. The 400/800/1500 free and 400 IM are swum as timed finals, with the fastest heat swimming in the evening session.

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No comments from Bobo about popular and promising French swimming tour. French swimmers did have a good 2018 season. Would be interesting to see what they are up to this year.
Mr. Gigi is probably unavoidably detained as the consequences of recent public unrest in France. 😀
Who can better inform us about state of affairs with swimming in France than liberal French patriot.

bobo gigi

I have a life outside of swimswam. I’m not in jail. I was not in the streets. I hate Macron. And you should know that the US word “liberal” means the opposite in Europe. A “liberal” in Europe is conservative on economy, a lover of free-market/deregulation/tax cuts for the rich/cuts in social programs. Anyway it doesn’t mean anything. You consider Booker, Pelosi or Schumer as “liberals” in USA. They are simple neo-liberals on economy like Republicans and they would be right wing or at minimum center right in Europe. Do your homework.
And yeah let’s see how our “stars” and young promising swimmers do this week.


Chapeau Bobo .)


I’m too lazy to do a homework. That’s why I’m looking for your comments about events in France ( swimming and political). Unfortunately for some reason you are suspiciously quiet about it and are preferring to talk about USA politics mostly. So, like it or not but I have to get back to my homework. Thank you for nothing. 😀
And one more thing. Please don’t say “stars” about French leading swimmers. I was nice to you not saying about you a French “patriot”. At least some courtesy, please.


For the second year in a row Katinka Hosszu skips Golden Tour. Why? It was never the case when she was with Shane.


She is no longer young. 29yo.


She’s in Greece. Swimming. She can`t be in 2 different places at the same time.
But let’s wait till her 30 years of age.


She’s in Athen. Next week in Turkey, ISL meeting etc.
BTW you wrote nearly the same last year about Nice but without Tusup.


I’m jealous what a good memory you have. I don’t remember what I did yesterday. 😀


Me too, 🙂

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