And three for Léon Marchand. After his title in the 400m medley and a silver medal in the 200m butterfly, the young man from Toulouse won the gold medal in the 200m medley.
The big man of these world swimming championships in Budapest is him! At 20, Léon Marchand has just won his third medal in the space of a few days. Sacred in the 400m medley and silver medalist this Tuesday in the 200m butterfly, the Toulousain is titled in the 200m medley. First dream world championships for the swimmer of the TOEC Dolphins.
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It is a historic day for French swimming since France has never won 3 medals on the same day during a world championship.
He becomes the 3rd Frenchman to win two world titles in the same edition, after Florent Manaudou in 2015 in Kazan (Gold in 50m freestyle and 50m butterfly) and Laure Manaudou in 2007 in Melbourne (Gold in 200 and 400m freestyle, silver in 800m freestyle and 100m backstroke).
The reaction of Léon Marchand, at the microphone of France TV : “Frankly it’s incredible. I saw the French before me win two medals, I said to myself now it’s my turn. I have the impression that something quite special is happening in this team.”