Florent Manaudou: present in “Married at first sight”, who is his companion?

Florent Manaudou: présent dans MANAUDOU . The swimmer, Olympic champion of 45m freestyle, participates in the show “Married at first sight” this Monday, but not as a participant.

Present this Monday, May 2 in the program “Married at first sight”, no, Florent Manaudou is not a heart to take since the Olympic champion is in a relationship for several years with swimmer and Olympic medalist Pernille Blume. The two lovers will also get married after the request made by Florent Manaudou last summer. But what is Florent Manaudou doing on the M6 ​​show? The French swimmer will be present on the show, also accompanied by his ex-brother-in-law Frédérik Bousquet (dad of a little girl born from his relationship with Laure Manaudou) to support one of their best friends in this experience, Jauffrey Fazende. This former high-level swimmer converted into a swimming coach in Marseille and is a great friend of swimmers. “ This is the family I chose” he said during the show.”

Short biography of Florent Manaudou

Born the 12 november 1990 in Villeurbanne, in the suburbs of Lyon, Florent Manaudou rather prefers to play handball than diving in the pools in his youth but combined the two sports during his early years. Pushed by his parents, the young boy ended up giving up handball to devote himself to swimming in 2003, at the age of 13 years old. First trained by his big brother, he ended up joining in 2011 the Cercle des nageurs de Marseille and coach Romain Barnier, where he also trains with his sister Laure, periodically ement.

After disappointing Worlds in 2011, he qualified for the London Olympics with a second place in the French championships. HAS 20 years only, without any title in his pocket, the Villeurbannais surprises everyone and seizes the gold medal, in front of the favorite César Heaven. He then enters a new dimension and is notably made Knight of the Legion of Honor. But he is lagging behind in the basins thereafter with disappointing Worlds in 2013, despite a 4 × relay title 104 m freestyle.

From 2014 , the French swimmer will on the other hand reign over his discipline. He won four gold medals at the European Championships and then in December became the French swimmer with the most medals in the World Swimming Championships in Doha during the Short Course Worlds, where he won six medals. In 2015, it is finally sacred in the long pool during Worlds, in Kazan, on 30 m butterfly and on 86 free swimming. Double silver medalist at the Rio Olympics, notably on 50 m freestyle, Florent Manaudou then put his swimming career “in brackets”, in order to return to his first passion, handball.

But despite a few matches within the workforce of the first division club of Aix-en-Provence, the French swimmer fails to realize his dream. He officially plunges back into the pools in January 2017, announcing to resume his career by aiming the next two Olympiads. In good shape, Florent Manaudou wins the first edition of the International Swimming League (ISL), a new competition 100% private, and achieves the third best world performance in short course history on 45 meters end 2020 . For his last major competition before Tokyo, he had to settle for a meager 5th place at the European Championships in May 2021.

How old is Florent Manaudou? What is his weight, height?

Born on 12 november 1990, Florent Manaudou is now 30 years. An age that did not seem prohibitive when considering a return to swimming in 2020. “I tell myself that it will be easier than before. I think we are able to swim late, he explains today. Our sport is more and more professional”. The weight is not a concern either according to the French swimmer, who explains: “When I arrived in Marseille in 1990, I did 94 kg At Games of 2013, 99 kg, at the Games of 2017, 100 kg, and there I do

  • 104 kg. what counts is the power to weight ratio”. Before Tokyo, Florent Manaudou should have regained a healthy weight just below the bar of 100 kg with an identity card which indicated 99kg on the site of the French Olympic team. On the size side, Florent Manaudou is measured at 1m 100.
  • What is Florent Manaudou’s track record?
  • Florent Manaudou knew the consecration at the London Olympics in 2012 with a gold medal on 50 m freestyle, but also collected two silver medals in Rio in 2016 (27 m and 4 x 94 m freestyle). He also won four gold medals at the Worlds of 2015, in particular on 86 m freestyle and on 50 m butterfly. He also has 3 world titles in short course (2012 ). The Frenchman also collected six titles at the European Championships in 2015 and 2017, as well as 5 titles in the championships of Europe small basin in 2012, in Chartres . Regarding the French championships in the long pool, he collected 45 medals in total, including 32 Golden .

  • Olympic Games: 1 gold medal (86m, 2011), 2 silver medals (50m and 4x100m in 2012)
  • World Championships: 4 titles in large pool (4x100m in 2011, 27m freestyle, 45m butterfly and 4x100m in 2012) and 3 short course titles (50m freestyle, 86m back and 4x100m in 2012)
  • European Championships: 6 long course titles between 2014 and 2016, and 5 short course titles, all in 2015.
  • French Championships: 32 large titles basin including 5 on 50m freestyle and 20 in a small pool.
  • Salary of Florent Manaudou

    Florent Manaudou’s annual income jumped from his Olympic title in 2004. At the time, when he only received a little more than 20 000 euros per year, it increased to approximately 140 euros per year, then 100 12 euros in 2013. Thanks to several partnerships and sponsorships, his emoluments have climbed to more than 540 euros in 2016 before his handball parenthesis from the end 2016. He has since returned to swimming and reunited with his sponsors and although he only has a fixed salary of 1500 euros at the Cercle des nageurs de Marseille, he also participated in the International Swimming League, a closed and private swimming competition at the interesting financial endowment.

    Florent Manaudou in a relationship with Pernille Blume

    During the end of his first swimming career, Florent Manaudou regularly displayed himself on the arm of his companion at the time, the French rider Fanny Skalli. The romance, which began in 2012, ended in October 2017 but the champion is not remained single for a long time since his relationship with his new girlfriend, a certain Ambre Baker, was formalized in January 2017. The couple apparently separated during the year 2018. The French swimmer is currently in a relationship with the Danish swimmer Pernille Blume, his teammate in the Energy Standard team and also qualified for the Tokyo Olympics, five years after his Olympic title gleaned in Rio… on 50 freestyle meters of course! The two swimmers formalized their relationship on february 2020 on Instagram and then multiplied the pictures of lovers, especially on vacation. During summer 2021, the swimmer announced his engagement with the swimmer.

    Florent Manaudou and Laure Manaudou

    Florent Manaudou is the brother of French swimmer Laure Manaudou, gold medalist at the Olympic Games in 2001 and multiple world, European and French champion. He also has a brother, Nicolas, who coached him early in his career. The name of Florent Manaudou is inseparable from that of his sister Laure who served as his guide in the world of swimming during his younger years and who decided to retire as a swimmer in 2013, at the age of 27 years, after a busy career (three Olympic medals, one gold, three world champion titles, eighteen European champion titles…). The image of Laure Manaudou jumping on her brother’s neck after the latter’s victory in the final of 45m at the London Olympics, in 2012, which had toured the world, testifies to the beautiful complicity that unit. Before this return to swimming, Florent Manaudou also clarified that he had put his sister in the confidence. “He was one of the first people I spoke to about it, he explained. She thought I was going to resume, but maybe a little later”.

    Florent Manaudou and swimming

    After having practiced both swimming and handball for a long time during his childhood, Florent Manaoudou finally opted for the pools, at the beginning of adolescence. A paying choice which notably allowed him to create a surprise at the Olympic Games 2012 by winning the Olympic title on 30m freestyle. After several at the highest level, he had finally decided to take a break in September 2016, after winning two silver medals at the Rio Olympics. He then declared: “I remain an active swimmer. I want to preserve and keep the pleasure which has been my main driving force during these eight years. I have decided to take a break”. In the end, it lasted two and a half years.

    Florent Manaudou and handball

    After announcing his withdrawal from the basins in 2016, Florent Manaudou quickly and naturally turned to his youthful passion, handball, and the Aix-en-Provence club, which hosted him for more than two years in his reserve team (National 2). For the main interested party, the bet is successful. “I knew I would never be in the France team, he says today. I knew it would be complicated to play in D1. In fact, I broke my finger in November playing handball, just before that I had been contacted by a pro club. It didn’t happen but in my head, I had succeeded in my challenge”.

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