Léon Marchand lights up swimming worlds with 400 medley win | Sports activities – Titusville Herald

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BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — When Budapest final hosted the swimming worlds in 2017, Léon Marchand was watching at house.

On Saturday, the 20-year-old French swimmer thrilled spectators within the Hungarian capital with a European file as he virtually took Michael Phelps’ world file within the males’s 400 medley.

Marchand’s time of 4:04.28 was the second quickest ever swum after Phelps’ 4:03.84 on the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

It additionally meant he grew to become the second French swimmer to win a medal in a person medley at a worlds after his father Xavier, who received silver within the males’s 200 medley in Perth in 1998.

“It’s very particular as a result of my dad supported me each day. He gave me a lot recommendation about swimming, about simply the whole lot. I‘m just very happy to bring him this medal and, yes, we keep going, this swimming family,” said Marchand, who referred to valuable lessons learned from his father.

“He told me very early that swimming is very hard. To be at this level today, you need to train a lot. You need to be quite serious and just dedicated to swimming.”

The mentality suits Marchand and his family.

“Because they have to wake up with me every day to bring me to training,” he said with a laugh.

Marchand also races for Arizona State University, where he is coached by Bob Bowman, who also coached Phelps. He shone in his first ASU season at college championships in Atlanta in March, when he set an NCAA record in the 200 medley and won the 200 breaststroke.

“I’m very completely happy to coach with this coach as a result of he has the expertise,” Marchand stated of Bowman. “I made a good choice.”

Next up for Marchand on the worlds is the 200 butterfly and his dad’s occasion – the 200 particular person medley.


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