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European Swimming Championships: Frenchwoman Analia Pigrée queen of the 50m backstroke


The 21-year-old swimmer confirmed her great form in Rome, two months after her bronze at the Budapest Worlds.

French swimming won its second European title on Sunday.

After Yohann Ndoye Brouard's gold the day before (200m backstroke), the light came again from the backstroke.

The young Analia Pigrée, 21, offered her first continental title in Rome in the 50m.

A race for which the Guyanese knew she was eagerly awaited.

Third at the Worlds in June in Budapest behind the Canadian Kylie Masse and the American Katharine Berkoff, the great hope of Paris 2024 dominated his subject in 27′'27.

That is two hundredths less than its previous record in France.

With this time, she would have won the race in Hungary, giving rise to enormous hopes for the next few years.

“It was intense, I put pressure on myself.

But when I got to the plot I said to myself

stop, have fun, that's all


Competition is my thing, I swim for that, to win medals and go as far as possible.

European champion is huge for me.

A year ago, that was still a long way off.

It's a dream come true, ”she said at the microphone of France Télévisions.

The Italian Silvia Scalia (27′'53) and the Dutch Maiike Waard (27′'54) complete the podium.

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Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2022-08-14

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