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Camille Lacourt

Camille Lacourt
Personal information
Nationality  France
Born (1985-04-22) April 22, 1985
Narbonne, France
Height 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)
Weight 92 kg (203 lb; 14.5 st)
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Backstroke

Camille Lacourt (French pronunciation: ​) (born April 22, 1985) is a French backstroke swimmer. He was born in Narbonne, France.

Swimming career


Lacourt collected 3 gold medal at the European Championships, Lacourt became European Champion in the 100 m backstroke (long course) before French compatriot Jérémy Stravius in a time of 52.11.[1] This time was a new European record and the second fastest time ever, second to Aaron Peirsol's 51.94 on July 8, 2009. He collected the 50m backstroke title in a time of 24.07, also bumping him up to the second fastest performer of all time in that event. On the final night the collected gold in the 4x100m Medley relay.[2]

Personal bests (long course)

Event Time Date
50 m backstroke 24.07 NR August 12, 2010
100 m backstroke 52.11 ER August 10, 2010
200 m backstroke 2:00.57 April 7, 2010

See also


  1. ^ "Men's 100 m Backstroke Results". Omega Timing. 2010-08-10. Retrieved 2010-08-10. 
  2. ^ "Lacourt Leaves Gaping Gap On 24.07". 2010-08-12. 
Preceded by
Paul Biedermann
European Swimmer of the Year
Succeeded by
Alexander Dale Oen
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