Sprint Champions Manaudou & Blume Announce Engagement

Retta Race
by Retta Race 38

September 01st, 2021 Lifestyle, News

Swimming megastars Florent Manaudou of France and Pernille Blume of Denmark have announced their engagement on social media. The pair of sprinters have been dating since around February of 2020.

‘She said yes’ is what Manaudou accompanied with his collage of photos while Blume said, “I would say August gets a 10/10. My love and I both getting medals at the Olympics and then THIS.”

29-year-old Manaudou took 50m freestyle gold at the 2012 Olympic Games in London and followed that up with silver in the same event in Rio 4 years later. Most recently in Tokyo, Manaudou repeated 50m freestyle silver behind winner Calaeb Dressel of the United States.

As for Blume, she topped the women’s 50m free podium at the 2016 Olympic Games. The Dane underwent heart surgery in February of 2019 to fix a small hole in the organ, with the procedure being called a success. She sat out several months, but came back at that year’s FINA World Championships, finishing 4th in the 50m free.

This time around at the Tokyo Olympic Games, the 27-year-old snagged bronze behind winner Emma McKeon of Australia and runner-up Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden.

Manaudou is listed on the Team Energy Standard roster for season 3 of the International Swimming League (ISL), although he did not compete in match 1. Blume is not listed on any roster for season 3, although she raced as a New York Breaker in season 1 and on ENS in season 2.

 

 

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Snarky
1 year ago

Very cute. Hoping they find happiness together and arm wrestle to decide whether their kids swim for France or Denmark.

Texas Tap Water
1 year ago

Their children will be beautiful and FAST

Paella747
Reply to  Texas Tap Water
1 year ago

I wish Conan was still on to do one of those “If They Mated” photos. 😀

Observer
1 year ago

After Dressel not breaking Cielo’s WR breeding Blume and Manaudou seems like the next best option

Anonymoose
Reply to  Observer
1 year ago

„Breeding“ 😂😂

sticky rice
1 year ago

Has there ever been a married couple that medaled in the same event at the Olympics in swimming?

mds
Reply to  sticky rice
1 year ago

Kornelia Ender / Roland Matthes — 1978 – 1982.

Corn Pop
Reply to  mds
1 year ago

She was a child bride whom he exploited then publicly denigrated very badly .His actions hurt him in the end whereas Kornelia has trod a very difficult path with grace .

bobthebuilderrocks
Reply to  Corn Pop
1 year ago

Wasn’t she 19/20 when the two got married?

Coach Mike 1952
Reply to  mds
1 year ago

Not the same event(s) – Kornelia was a fresstyler & flyer, Roland a backstroker.

Last edited 1 year ago by Coach Mike 1952
ooo
Reply to  Coach Mike 1952
1 year ago

She had (briefly) the 100 back WR as well

Swammer
1 year ago

It’s really sad how unattractive they both are

swimmer
Reply to  Swammer
1 year ago

What was the point of commenting this?

Paella747
Reply to  swimmer
1 year ago

whoosh (sarcasm/humor)

Swammer
Reply to  swimmer
1 year ago

Just jokes. They’re both beauties. 🙂

Snarky
Reply to  swimmer
1 year ago

Snarky say someone jealous…

Ol' Longhorn
1 year ago

There go the legs.

Eric the eel > Phelps
1 year ago

The fastest swimmer couple on the planet !!

Zhenia
1 year ago

Fastest 2×50 mixed freestyle relay in the world?

P. S. He’s 30 yo, not 29.

leisurely1:29
Reply to  Zhenia
1 year ago

Um… Dressel and McKeon?

Lille
Reply to  leisurely1:29
1 year ago

Sarah Sjostrom*

Last edited 1 year ago by Lille
Bud
Reply to  leisurely1:29
1 year ago

Guessing he meant by country(since they’re probably going to get each others’ citizenships in 5 years’ time)

Last edited 1 year ago by Bud

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Former Masters swimmer and coach Loretta (Retta) thrives on a non-stop but productive schedule. Nowadays, that includes having just earned her MBA while working full-time in IT while owning French 75 Boutique while also providing swimming insight for BBC.

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