Manaudou and Lacourt face off in Courbevoie

by SwimSwam Staff 3

February 11th, 2013 Europe, International, News

At a swimming event which included BMX demonstrations, street dancing, jugglers, fire eaters and acrobats also featured a show down in both the 50 backstroke and 50 butterfly between Florent Manaudou and Camille Lacourt.

The audience of 2000 that attended the competition in Courbevoie, France witnessed an outstanding race in the 50 backstroke where Manaudou narrowly beat Lacourt by 12 one-hundredths of a second, winning in a time of 25.64 with Lacourt finishing in a time of 25.82.

The 50 butterfly was not as close Manaudou won in a time of 24.52 with Lacourt a full second behind touching in a time of 25.55.

Lacourt, who only resumed training on January 4th as well as recently becoming a father, also swam the 100 backstroke winning the event in a time 55.86.

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bobo gigi

I must admit I thought Camille Lacourt would have retired after London. He had been mentally destroyed by the 52.08 of Matt Grevers at the trials. And no he continues. We’ll see if has recovered from his bad year. I bet more on a great season of Jérémy Stravius in the 100 back.

bobo gigi

We’ll see if he has recovered from his bad last year. First, he will have to qualify for Barcelona. And he must be quickly at a good level. At the next French championships in the 100 back he will have to beat Benjamin Stasiulis if he wants to qualify.

Hope to see these guys swimming in Brazil soon.

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