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2024 Olympic Games in Paris, swimming: French record and Olympic qualification of Emma Terebo

2024 Olympic Games in Paris, swimming: French record and Olympic qualification of Emma Terebo

2024 Olympic Games in Paris, swimming: French record and Olympic qualification of Emma Terebo

Monday evening in Chartres was a race not to be missed. And this time Leon Marchand (who qualified without shining in the 400-meter medley) was not on the field… The final in the 100-meter backstroke promised to be hot: four or five people were vying for two tickets to the Paris Olympics. She finished brilliantly with four swimmers below the minimum, three swimmers below the old French record (59 feet 30 minutes) and Emma Terebo, the first tricolor to break the 59 second mark (58 feet 79 inches)!

Upon arrival, we experienced much joy and almost disbelief from Insep’s runner-up and runner-up Beryl Gastaldello. And streams of tears for young Mary Ambre Mol, the third, and Pauline Mahieu, who acted as the favorite.

“I wasn’t necessarily expected in the 100m backstroke, but whoever can do more can do less,” smiled Terebo, who was more keen on qualifying for the 200m backstroke. I’m happy to be the first French woman under 59 inches. Today it is nothing short of happiness. I have always told myself that I am capable and now it is starting to come true, it is a relief, but above all it is motivation for the future. »

The same wide smile on the lips of Beryl Gastaldello. The goals of the resident of Etoile 92 are more free. “And there I showed my best time (59 minutes 17 minutes),” she laughs. I said I could do it and everyone laughed at me. Well 59″, we’ll see the girls at the Games then! I handled this day like never before and the effort is paying off. I come with a lot of confidence and relief in terms of rest. I’m very stable, very calm.”

There were fewer surprises in the men’s version of the tournament: the inevitable and inseparable duo of Tomac/Ndoy Brouard. Amienois won the national title in a distance of 52:88, two hundredths ahead of his Insep opponent, whom he would meet again in Paris. The Blues, competing in other distances, failed to qualify (200m freestyle for men and women and 400m individual medley for women).

After two days of competition, eight Frenchmen received their individual tickets: Marie Wattel (100m butterfly), Anastasia Kirpichnikova (400m NL), Emma Thérebault (100m backstroke), Beryl Gastaldello (100m backstroke), Leon Marchand (400m) ). individual medley), David Aubrey (400m NE), Muen Tomac (100m backstroke) and Johann Ndoye Brouard (100m backstroke).


Source: Le Parisien

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