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STORY - The swimmer collected a fine medal in the 50m freestyle after a period littered with questions and doubts.

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August 13, 2016, in the bowels of the Rio swimming pool, a colossus holds back tears.

A chalk face, a quavering voice, Florent Manaudou, deprived of gold for a hundredth, sees under his feet the gulf between delight and torture widening.

August 1, 2021, in Tokyo, the sculptural swimmer floats, after having embraced all the pleasures.

In the 50m freestyle, he won the silver medal (in 21''55), behind the untouchable American Caeleb Dressel, king of the pools in Tokyo with five gold medals (

"one plane"

), crowned in 21''07.

Before attending the bronze medal, over the same distance, from his partner, the Danish Pernille Blume: “

It's incredible to be in a relationship, to have two medals, on the same Olympiad, on the same day, almost at the same time.

We haven't had easy times this year.

She put up with me a lot

… ”The words fade behind a moved smile.

The gaze is clouded over.

The heat and humidity of Tokyo have nothing to do with it.

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Filled, Florent

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Source: lefigaro

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