Swimming Career Highlights
Laure Manaudou, France Born : 1986 in Villeurbanne, France. 2004 Olympic, World and European 400 metres Freestyle Champion. Lead the revival of French swimming hopes. In 2006 she  broke the World Record for 400 metres Freestyle 3 times and won 4 Golds at the European Championships. She held world records  for 400 and 800 metres Freestyle (short course). In 2007 she claimed the 200 metres Freestyle (long course) world record. At the age of 22 she announced her retirement but returned 3 years later. In the 2012 European Short Course Championships she won gold in the 50 metres backstroke.

 

Titles (Long Course)

2004:
Olympics: 400 metres Freestyle
European: 400 metres Freestyle; 100 metres Backstroke
2005:
World: 400 metres Freestyle
2006:
European: 400 metres Freestyle; 800 metres Freestyle;
100 metres Backstroke; 200 metres IM
European Swimmer of the Year
2007:
World: 200 metres Freestyle; 400 metres Freestyle
World Swimmer of the Year
European Swimmer of the Year
2008:
European: 200 metres Backstroke; 4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay

 

World Records (Long Course)

2006:
400 metres Freestyle: 4.03.03
400 metres Freestyle: 4.02.74
400 metres Freestyle: 4.02.13
2007:
200 metres Freestyle: 1.55.52



Titles (Short Course)

2005:
European: 400 metres Freestyle; 800 Metres Freestyle;
100 Metres Backstroke
2006:
European: 400 metres Freestyle; 800 metres Freestyle
100 metres Backstroke
2007:
European: 400 metres Freestyle; 100 metres Backstroke
2008:
2009:
2010:
2011:
2012:

European: 50 metres Backstroke


World Records (Short Course)

2005:
400 metres Freestyle: 3.56.79
800 metres Freestyle: 8.11.25
2006:
400 metres Freestyle: 3.56.09