Qualifiers Through Final Day Of 2024 French Elite Championships/Olympic Trials

2024 FRENCH ELITE CHAMPIONSHIPS

The final night of action took place last night at the 2024 French Elite Championships, the primary competition that decides the host nation’s roster for next month’s Olympic Games.

29-year-old Charlotte Bonnet made the most of her final chance to qualify for an individual event, topping the women’s 200m IM podium in a result of 2:11.18. This is added to the medley relay for which she already had her name added via winning the 100m breaststroke earlier in the competition.

The women’s 50m free saw both Beryl Gastaldello and Melanie Henique dip under the World Aquatics Olympic Qualification Time, firing off respective swims of 24.51 and 24.53 in the tight contest.

Powerhouse Leon Marchand also wrapped up his 4th individual event, adding the men’s 200m IM (1:56.33) to his already-captured bids in the 200m fly, 200m breast and 400m IM.

The men’s 100m fly saw 2023 World Championships gold medalist Maxime Grousset secure his berth while Clement Secchi qualified next in line for France to have 2 representatives in the sprint. The former ripped a big-time 50.59 while the latter turned in 51.71.

On the distance freestyle front, both David Aubry and Damien Joly made the grade in the men’s 1500m free.

PROJECTED POSSIBLE ROSTER THROUGH DAY 6: 

Individual Qualifiers

MARIE WATTEL – W. 100 FLY, 100 Free DAVID AUBRY – M. 400 FREE, 800 Free, 1500 Free
Anastasiia Kirpichnikova – W. 400 Free, 800 Free, 1500 Free Mewen Tomac – M. 100 Back, 200 Back
Emma Terebo – W. 100 Back, 200 Back Yohann Ndoye- Brouard – M. 100 Back, 200 Back
Beryl Gasteldello – W. 100 Back, 50 Free Leon Marchand – M. 400 IM, 200 Fly, 200 Breast, 200 IM
Pauline Mahieu – W. 200 Back Maxime Grousset – M. 100 Free, 100 Fly
Charlotte Bonnet – W. 200 IM Rafael Fente Damers – M. 100 Free
Melanie Henique – W. 50 Free Pacome Bricout – M. 800 Free
Damien Joly – M. 1500 Free
Clement Secchi – M. 100 fly
Florent Manaudou – M. 50 Free

 

Above OQT but likely relay swimmers

CHARLOTTE BONNET – 4×100 MEDLEY (BREAST), 4×100 Free Relay ANTOINE VIQUERAT – 4×100 MEDLEY (BREAST)
Lucile Tessariol – 4×200 Free Relay Hadrien Salvan – 4×200 Free Relay, 4×100 Free Relay
Marina Jehl – 4×200 Free Relay Yann Le Goff – 4×200 Free Relay
Assia Touati – 4×200 Free Relay Wissam-Amazigh Yebba – 4×200 Free Relay
Beryl Gastaldello – 4×100 Free Relay Roman Fuchs – 4×200 Free Relay
Mary-Ambre Moluh – 4×100 Free Relay Guillaume Guth – 4×100 Free Relay
Emma Terebo – 4×100 Medley Relay (back) Mewen Tomac – 4×100 Medley Relay (back)
Marie Wattel – 4×100 Free Relay, 4x100m Medley Relay (fly) Maxime Grousset – 4×100 Medley Relay (fly), 4×100 Free Relay
Anastasia Kirpichnikova – 4×200 Free Relay Rafael Fente Damers – 4×100 Free Relay

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Horninco
25 days ago

I’d assume LM swims the 4×100 and 4×200 relays or his schedule too full?

Wirotomo
Reply to  Horninco
25 days ago

I assume it will happen if France get to finals. They will use Marchand only in Finals. Iwith his heavy schedule, it’s no use for using him in preliminaries.

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