area is happy to announce a brand new partnership with Florent Manaudou by way of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. The 29-yearold Frenchman received 50m freestyle gold on the 2012 Olympics in London, and from 2013-2016 amassed 4 world and 6 European titles swimming freestyle and butterfly.
“It’s a brand new journey and it’s nice for me,” mentioned Manaudou. “I’m actually pleased to be again racing this 12 months, and I really feel stronger with the assist of area. I wore area Jammers at Sette Colli (in June 2019) and I used to be pleased with my time. For me, the Carbon Know-how is doubtless the most effective in the marketplace and I like the Carbon Flex VX, however I’m positive that the most effective is but to return. I really feel very assured that area and their swimwear & tools will give me unprecedented assist and perception for my Olympic problem.”
Till he was an adolescent, Manaudou spent as a lot time on the handball court docket as he did within the pool, however when he determined to focus completely on swimming on the age of 13, his older brother Nicolas guided him to his first important title in 2007, the French Junior 50m freestyle title. However it will take one other 4 years to begin showing repeatedly on the worldwide stage, beginning out along with his first World Championships in Shanghai 2011, the place he completed fifth within the 50m butterfly. Later that 12 months he made an enormous determination to maneuver south, becoming a member of sister Laure on the Cercle des nageurs de Marseille below coach Romain Barnier.
2012 proved to be Manaudou’s breakout 12 months as he received the Olympic 50m freestyle title in London as an outsider swimming in lane 7. He was the primary Frenchman to win an Olympic title within the occasion, which he did within the quickest time in historical past in a textile swimsuit (21.34). It was additionally the primary time siblings had received swimming gold medals on the Olympics, his sister Laure having received the 400m freestyle gold medal on the 2004 Video games in Athens.
The next 12 months on the World Championships in Barcelona, Manaudou made the finals in each the 50m freestyle and butterfly with out ending on the rostrum, however with the French relay group he took residence the 4x100m freestyle relay gold. His rise continued in 2014 as he first received 4 gold medals at Berlin’s European Championships (50m & 100m freestyle, 50m butterfly, 4x100m freestyle), after which six medals at Doha’s World Quick Course Championships, together with three golds and two world information (50m freestyle, 50m backstroke), each of which nonetheless stand at this time.
2015 introduced him extra success, together with the the 50m freestyle, 50m butterfly, and 4x100m freestyle world titles in Kazan, reducing his personal unofficial textile world file within the 50m freestyle with a time of 21.19. After three gold medals on the 2016 European Championships in London, Manaudou was out-touched on the Rio Olympics for the 50m freestyle gold medal by one-hundredth of a second, and added a second silver medal with the French 4x100m freestyle relay group.
In September of 2016, Manaudou determined to place his swimming profession on maintain to pursue his ardour for handball, which he performed for the Aix-en-Provence membership earlier than saying his return to swimming in March 2019. In his first meet in almost 3 years – Rome’s Sette Colli in June – he swam a speedy 21.72 within the 50m freestyle, coming second behind World Championship silver medallist and fellow area Elite Group member, Bruno Fratus of Brazil. Subsequent on his calendar is the Worldwide Swimming League (ISL) occasion in London (November 23-24) as a part of the Vitality Customary Group and Las Vegas (December 20-21) to comply with in the event that they qualify for the finals. December additionally sees him in Glasgow for the European Quick Course Championships (December 4-8) and in Angers for the French Quick Course Nationals (December 12-15).
“Florent has already confirmed himself to be one of many nice French sprinters in a rustic that makes a speciality of these disciplines,” mentioned Giuseppe Musciacchio, area co-CEO, “and we consider he nonetheless has extra to point out the swimming world. We love the concept of being at his aspect on this thrilling comeback story. With Florent again within the pool, dash occasions in Tokyo will certainly amplify waves.”