Swimming: Florent Manaudou will train in Antibes

In an interview with subscribers of the team this Thursday, Florent Manaudou announces that from now and in particular to prepare for the Paris 2024 Games, he will no longer train in Marseille but not far from there, in Antibes. The Olympic champion in the 50m freestyle in London in 2012 remains licensed at the Cercle des nageurs de Marseille club since 2011. But he changes coach.

From next week, he will prepare in Antibes with Quentin Coton and Yoris Grandjean: “Julien (Jacquier, his trainer in Marseille) is the coach who made the best programs for me, explains the 30-year-old quadruple world champion. I told him that, but humanly, we don’t really have hooks. I thanked him, he helped me enormously. But me, I need to be really very close to my coach. I don’t go to Antibes because Quentin Coton and Yoris Grandjean are my friends. What I liked was the duo, people who were going to have ideas, who were young. They will listen. It’s going to be exchanges. The fact that they are friends is the only downside. Because working with friends is good. But I don’t want to be allowed to do whatever I want. I told them. “

The silver medalist in the 50m freestyle final in Tokyo this summer will not take part in the European and World Short Course Championships this fall. He thinks bigger: his goal in 2022 are the World Championships in long course from May 13 to 19 in Fukuoka, again in Japan.

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