Jeremy Stravius 49 Sec 74 Won His Second Title At The European Short Course Championships


Jeremy Stravius 49 sec 74, won his second title at the European Short Course Championships by winning the 100m backstroke final, ahead of Russian Vitaly Melnikov 50.05, Camille Lacourt 50.44 pocketing him the medal of bronze, tied with Briton Christoph Walker-Hebborn. On Friday in Herning, Denmark, the Amiens had already claimed the European title in the 50m backstroke as well as the silver in the 100m butterfly.

Jeremy Stravius 49 Sec 74 Won His Second Title At The European Short Course Championships

In the end, France, who came with an unprecedented delegation of 43 swimmers, did no better than six medals, including 2 in gold, during the Euro-2013 in a short course in Herning, where she placed 6th. Nation, far behind Russia, leading the medal table 22, including 13 gold. The route was avoided thanks to Jeremy Stravius, three medals alone, including two gold. The most versatile swimmer in the France team, along with Manaudou, responded mostly, remaining dominant in the 100m backstroke and opening a new path in the 100m butterfly.

The two-time world champion 2013 large pool) Camille Lacourt, short of form, went for the bronze in the 100m backstroke. Giacomo Perez Dortona took the silver in the 50 breaststrokes.

Charlotte Bonnet, 18, was the only medalist girl silver in 200 freestyle.

France was a far cry from the 29 medals, including 12 in gold, gleaned during the last edition, certainly at home in Chartres and the wake of brilliant Olympic games. And with big names absent in Denmark, such as Olympic champions Yannick Agnel and Florent Manaudou, or even Frederick Bousquet, whose absence weighed heavily on the relays.

The Blues are not on any podium of the six relays.

Olympic 400m freestyle champion Camille Muffat was unable to hold her place despite not yet leveling up, training three times less at the start of the season.

French medals:

GOLD  2
Jeremy Stravius: 50m backstroke, 100m backstroke
SILVER  3
Jeremy Stravius: 100m butterfly
Giacomo Perez Dortona: 50m breaststroke
Charlotte Bonnet: 200 m free
BRONZE  1
Camille Lacourt: 100 m backstroke

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