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Former Olympic Freestyle Champion Florent Manaudou Doing Tokyo Laborious Yards

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Former Olympic Freestyle Champion Florent Manaudou Doing Tokyo Hard Yards

Florent Manaudou on the European Aquatics Championships, in Budapest.© AFP

French swimmer Florent Manaudou will rack up the quantity of races he competes as he targets a medal within the 50m freestyle on the Tokyo Olympics. Within the two months earlier than the Video games, the 2012 Olympic champion is scheduled to race 12 competitions to fine-tune his hopes. The 6ft 6in (1.99m) youthful brother of iconic swim champion Laure Manaudou, received silver at Rio in 2016 after which took an extended break from the game. Now 30, Manaudou could have already certified for Tokyo however will use the continued European Championships, the upcoming French nationals and the Monaco and Canet-en-Roussillon conferences to construct in the direction of his Olympic aim.

“I want to search out the outdated spontaneity, and have to race earlier than the Video games,” mentioned the four-time world champion.

The swimmer’s coach Arnaud Rondan was additionally satisfied of the necessity for competitors.


“In coaching you may fine-tune your approach and you are able to do bodily preparation, all types of stuff. However solely in precise racing are you able to get that automated reactivity,” he mentioned.

For now, Manaudou is barely the fourth-fastest performer of the yr at 21.72 with Russia’s Vladimir Morozov on 21.41sec, and Britain’s Benjamin Proud on 21.42sec, the 2 finest performers.

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