French Portrait Series: Jérémy Stravius (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 Jérémy Stravius:

-was born on Bastille Day in 1988 in Abbeville, France;

-joined the development group in Amiens in 2007;

-has legendary underwaters;

-won his first international medal (silver) in the 100 back at the 2010 European Championships in Budapest;

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

-contributed to France’s gold medal in the 4×100 free relay in London by swimming a leg of the relay in heats;

-became the first French swimmer in history to qualify for 5 individual events at the World Championships in Barcelona in 2013;

-is a 12-time French national champion;

-is a 3-time European champion;

-is a 4-time World champion;

-measures 6’3” (190 cm) and weighs 190 pounds (86 kg);

-is 28 years old.


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Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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