Florent Manaudou is a French competitive swimmer, an Olympic champion of the 50-meter freestyle at the 2012 London Olympics, and the younger brother of Laure Manaudou, a 2004 Olympic gold medalist in swimming. He currently holds the world record in the 50-meter backstroke. He currently represents Energy Standard in the International Swimming League.
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About Florent Manaudou
French world champion swimmer who took home the gold medal in the 50-meter freestyle at the 2012 Olympic Games. He later won four gold medals at the 2014 European Championships in Berlin.
He became the Junior Champion in the 50-meter freestyle in 2007.
For his exceptional performance in 2012, he received the Knight of the French National Order of the Légion d'Honneur.
His older sister is fellow Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer Laure Manaudou.
He finished ahead of American swimmer Cullen Jones at the 2012 Olympic Games.
Information related to Florent Manaudou
- World record progression 50 metres backstroke - This is a listing of the history of the World Record for the 50 backstroke swimming event. Swimming World Records are maintained by FINA, the international sports federation which oversees the sport. World Records are recognized only in meter-courses: long course and short course.
- World record progression 50 metres freestyle - The first world record in the men's 50 metres freestyle in long course swimming was recognized by the International Swimming Federation in 1976. In the short course swimming events the world's governing body recognizes world records since March 3, 1991.
- European champions for France
- World record holders in swimming
- French male swimmers
- Olympic gold medalists in swimming
- Olympic swimmers of France
- Olympic gold medalists for France
- Olympic silver medalists for France
- Olympic silver medalists in swimming