After His Last Training Session Yesterday At Illberg, The Two-Time Olympic And World Champion

After his last training session yesterday at Illberg, the two-time Olympic and world champion Yannick Agnel humorously shared his impressions of Mulhouse, his American experience alongside Michael Phelps.

After His Last Training Session Yesterday At Illberg, The Two-Time Olympic And World Champion

With a strong jaw and a fierce competitive appetite, Yannick Agnel has something of the Squale, his nickname in the pools. However, his big smile and sense of humour bring him just as close to Nemo, the kind and quick fish from animated films.



A monopoly, if I’m not the one taking care of the cash register, I don’t even bother playing, I’m unbearable! 



I not made for a team sport, said Yannick Agnel. Even when playing doubles ping pong in Baltimore, I'm always trying to correct my partner, who ends up breaking down. And at monopoly, if I’m not the one taking care of the cash register, I don’t even bother playing; I’m unbearable! I made it for swimming alone.

Swimming is precisely what led him to cross the Atlantic, last year after the French championships marked by his separation from his trainer Fabrice Pellerin, to join Bob Bowman, the coach of Michael Phelps, the legend to 22 Olympic medals, including 18 gold, and 26 world titles. The training conditions are excellent in Baltimore, and the squad is brilliant, continued Yannick Agnel. I am keen to validate the work that has been done next week on the occasion of the French championships. Bob Bowman is easy when you go his way. We have a great relationship. I am thrilled that he is accompanying me to France; it is a mark of confidence. He's a great trainer. He still killed me twice in training. The grandmothers passed me three times; I was no longer moving! 

Among the illustrious champions who accompany him is precisely a sure Michael Phelps, whom any swimmer would like to be like, They are starting with Yannick Agnel.


Phelps, it's still Phelps, Even without swimming, he is at our level. 



Phelps, it's still Phelps, Even without swimming, he is at our level, admits the Frenchie, referring to the recent return to the pools of the American champion after a break of more than a year. Sometimes we are pitted against each other. When it starts like that, I'm not the last to step into it, But I won't tickle him in breaststroke or butterfly. Just on the crawl! 

Yannick Agnel, who had not swum in France since the final stage in Dijon before the Worlds in July 2013, is at the origin of this choice, which brought him to Mulhouse to make his final preparation for the French championships of the next week. As it was, it was not possible to go to Nice, and I did not want to add fuel to the fire, admits the latter. The main reason for my coming to Mulhouse is that there is a remarkable structure that Lionel recommended to me and that I know Guillaume (Strohmeyer). From there to imagining a lease renewal for the coming seasons, there is only one load that Yannick Agnel does not rule out: These French championships will likely be the last I do with Nice. Coming to Mulhouse could be a super possibility. There are ideal conditions for working. I love the pool, and made to feel very welcome. I'd love to, And there's the sauerkraut and the specialties here. Not too pretzels but this pasta with a funny name, Yeah, the Spaezelles, No Yannick.

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