France has announced their rosters both for the upcoming European Short Course Championships, a meet that they are hosting in Chartres, as well as the World Short Course Championships that will be a short hop away in Istanbul, Turkey in December.
The roster is highlighted by Olympic champions Yannick Agnelon the men’s side and Camille Muffat on the women’s, both of whom are trained at Olympic Nice Natation.
This meet will also see the return to the world’s stage of Fred Bousquet, who painfully missed out on the Olympic Team this year, and his partner Laure Manaudou. Interestingly, the roster still lists Clement Lefert among it, despite his declaration last week that he was retired.
All-told, this lineup seems as though it will give the French one of the strongest at the short course championships, which are often with less-than-full attendance. The roster, seen below, has 20 men and 12 women on it, which will also make it one of the biggest.
For the upcoming European Championships, France will send an even bigger roster of 55 athletes, and as the host country will hope for a good performance. This roster leans toward the younger side (though it will still include many of the superstars). Among the rising names in this group are 19-year old Mehdy Metella, the future of French butterflying, and 17-year old Beryl Gastaldello, one of the top junior sprinters in Europe.
The full roster for the European Championships, held in late November, can be seen at this link.
|1.||AGNEL Yannick||1992||OLYMPIC NICE NATATION|
|2.||BERNARD Alain||1983||CN ANTIBES|
|3.||BOURELLY Lorys||1992||DAUPHINS TOULOUSE OEC|
|4.||BOUSQUET Frédérick||1981||CN MARSEILLE|
|5.||DUBOSCQ Hugues||1981||CN LE HAVRE|
|6.||GANDIN Dorian||1991||CN MARSEILLE|
|7.||GILOT Fabien||1984||CN MARSEILLE|
|8.||JOLY Damien||1992||CN ANTIBES|
|9.||LACOURT Camille||1985||CN MARSEILLE|
|10.||LEFERT Clément||1987||OLYMPIC NICE NATATION|
|11.||LEVEAUX Amaury||1985||LAGARDERE PARIS RACING|
|12.||MALLET Grégory||1984||CN MARSEILLE|
|13.||MANAUDOU Florent||1990||CN MARSEILLE|
|14.||MEYNARD William||1987||CN MARSEILLE|
|15.||PANNIER Anthony||1988||AAS SARCELLES NATATION 95|
|16.||PEREZ DORTONA Giacomo||1989||CN MARSEILLE|
|17.||ROUAULT Sébastien||1986||MULHOUSE ON|
|18.||SASSOT Romain||1986||LYON NATATION|
|19.||STASIULIS Benjamin||1986||AMIENS METROPOLE NAT.|
|20.||STRAVIUS Jérémy||1988||AMIENS METROPOLE NAT.|
|1.||BABOU Fanny||1989||CNS ST-ESTÈVE|
|2.||BALMY Coralie||1987||DAUPHINS TOULOUSE OEC|
|3.||BONNET Charlotte||1995||OLYMPIC NICE NATATION|
|4.||BRUNO Justine||1994||BEAUVAISIS AQUATIC CLUB|
|5.||CASTEL Alexianne||1990||DAUPHINS TOULOUSE OEC|
|6.||ETIENNE Ophélie-Cyrielle||1990||DAUPHINS TOULOUSE OEC|
|7.||FARRELL Margaux||1990||CN ANTIBES|
|8.||GRANGEON Lara||1991||CN CALÉDONIENS|
|9.||LAZARE Mylène||1987||AAS SARCELLES NATATION 95|
|10.||MANAUDOU Laure||1986||CN MARSEILLE|
|11.||MUFFAT Camille||1989||OLYMPIC NICE NATATION|
|12.||SANTAMANS Anna||1993||OLYMPIC NICE NATATION|