The beautiful harvest of the French swimming team continues at the world swimming championships in Budapest (from June 18 to July 3).
On Friday June 24, Mélanie Henique (29) won the silver medal in the 50m butterfly behind Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom, three-time defending champion and once again crowned. China’s Zhang Yufei completes the podium. The other Frenchwoman entered, Marie Wattel, finished 7th.
“I was aiming for the win but frankly with everything that happened this year it’s beautiful, I’m happy,” said the moved swimmer from Amiens at the France 4 microphone. Mélanie Henique is also doing better than in 2011, where she was a bronze medalist in the distance in Shanghai.
Barely time to celebrate this new charm for the Blues that Maxime Grousset won, a few minutes later, the bronze in the 50m freestyle behind the Briton Benjamin Proud (gold) and the American Michael Andrew (silver).
Maxime Grousset, who had managed to qualify in extremis for the final over the distance after a jump-off won against the Brazilian Bruno Fratus on Thursday, won his second medal at the Worlds after silver in the 100m free on Wednesday. The French team now has eight medals in these Worlds (two in gold, four in silver and two in bronze).