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2022 World Swimming Championships: Léon Marchand wins gold in the 200 meter medley, his third medal in Budapest – France 24

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After being crowned in the 400 meter medley and silver medalist in the 200 meter butterfly, the Toulousain continues to shine at these Worlds and continues, on Wednesday, in Budapest, his impressive 100% of medals in three finals disputed. Article written by Published on 22/06/2022 19:15 Updated on 22/06/2022 19:40 Reading time: 2 min. Call him “Mr 4 medley”. Léon Marchand has decided to reign over the world, at these championships in Budapest (Hungary). The swimmer from Toulouse won the final of the 200 meters medley (1’55″22) on Wednesday June 22 and at the same time improved his French record established during the semi-finals. American Carson Foster (1’55″71) and Japanese Daiya Seto (1’56″22). gold medal, a third with silver in the 200 meter butterfly. Even before the end of these Hungarian Worlds, Léon Marchand is already the hero of the Blues of swimming. Symbolic moreover: 24 years after his father Xavier Marchand at the Worlds of Perth (Australia) in 1998, the son does better than the silver medal of the dad. “Frankly, it’s incredible!”, reacted directly, all smiles, the new world champion at the microphone of France Télévisions. He adds that a small detail was important before his final: “I saw the other French people before me win two medals, I thought is that it was my turn, now.” Not missed for the protege of Bob Bowman who is full of praise for this brilliant French team: “There is something rather special going on in this team, there is no a lot of young people and we’re starting to do a lot of finals and medals.” On his race, where once again it’s on the breaststroke where the TOEC swimmer made the difference, he analyzes: “I liked this position to see what was going on. Carson (Foster) came back hard on me in the crawl, but I managed to resist so it’s cool.” Marchand is betting a lot on the second part of the race, because it’s “after 100 meters” that he ” lots of energy left. It allows me to be strong in breaststroke and that’s where I come back to the others.” For his first world championships, the student from Arizona State, in the United States, already brings home three medals, two of which are gold but keep your head on your shoulders: “I know that swimming is a sport that is not easy. I learned a lot by going to the United States, by doing the European championships too.” At 20, the future looks even brighter for Léon, merchant of happiness and emotions. Share: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share by email Share link

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