France Names 11 Athletes To 2019 World Championships Roster

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Charlotte Bonnet at the 2017 World Championships, Photo Courtesy: SIPA USA

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France has announced their final roster for the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.

In total, the French delegation will be sending eleven athletes to the 2019 World Championships. Charlotte Bonnet, Mehdy Metella, and Fantine Lessafre were all pre-selected for Worlds based on their medals at the 2018 European Championships, while eight more athletes were selected at last week’s French Nationals.

In a release from the Federacion Francaise de Natation (FFN), Director Richard Martinez commented that although the numbers were lower than he had hoped, the results were still “encouraging.” The 2019 World Championships roster has two more athletes than at the 2017 roster, and Martinez points out that is with the retirement of five-time World Champion Camille Lacourt.

You can read the full release from the FFN here, and see the full roster for the French Worlds team below:

Men’s Roster

David Aubry (1500 free)
Maxime Grousset (400 freestyle relay)
Damien Joly (1500 free)
Mehdy Metella (100 frees/100 fly/400 free relay)
Clement Mignon (100 free/400 free relay)
Tom Paco Pedroni (400 free relay)
Jeremy Stravius (50 back/400 free relay)

Women’s Roster

Charlotte Bonnet (100 free/200 free)
Beryl Gastaldello (100 free/100 back)
Fantine Lesaffre (400 IM)
Marie Wattel (100 fly)

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