French Portrait Series: Camille Lacourt (Video)


The French Federation is releasing a series of quick-hit videos on the FFN YouTube channel introducing members of France’s 2016 Olympic team in facts and figures. The videos are all under a minute and are a great way to portrait France’s stars for the Snapchat crowd.

In this video, we learn that Camille Lacourt:

-was born on April 22, 1985 in Narbonne, France;

-began swimming at the age of 5;

-joined the development group in Font-Romeu in 2001;

-won his first French national titles in 2007, and broke the French record in the 50 back;

-participated in his first international long course meet at the 2009 World Championships in Rome;

-won 3 medals at the 2010 European Championships in Budapest and was named Swimmer of the Year;

-became the first French swimmer to win a World Championship title when he tied with Jérémy Stravius to earn the gold medal in the 100 back in 2011 in Shanghai;

-finished 4th in the 100m back at the 2012 Olympic Games in London;

-is a 21-time French national champion;

-is a 5-time European champion;

-is a 4-time World champion;

-measures 6’6-1/2” (200 cm) and weighs 187 pounds (85 kg);

-is 31 years old.

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