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Axel REYMOND
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC France   
GenderMen
Born13 Feb 1994 in Paris, FRA
Height1.91 m
Weight 81 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Fontainebleau, FRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
French
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming at age six in Savigny-le-Temple, France, and began open water swimming in 2008.
Why this sport?
"I love swimming in the wild. We see trees. This is better than counting tiles at the bottom of the pool."
Club / Team
CSM Clamart: France
Name of coach
Magali Merino [personal], FRA
General Interest
Most influential person in career
Coach Magali Merino. (leparisien.fr, 28 Aug 2014)
Injuries
He suffered a cut to his head after colliding with a buoy during the 10km event at the 2014 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. Despite the injury he finished the race in ninth, and went on to win the 25km event a few days later. (lemonde.fr, 17 Aug 2014)
Other information
SECOND FAMILY
He is grateful for the influence coach Magali Merino has had on his career. "That I am still swimming is thanks to her. I have progressed because she is always there pushing me. Magali, her husband and her son have been like a second family. Even when they bought a house in Champagne-sur-Seine they gave me a little studio at the bottom of the garden." (leparisien.fr, 28 Aug 2014)

 Competition Highlights
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 800m Freestyle 8:12.81
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2015 Kazan, RUS 25km 4:55:55.8
12 2015 Kazan, RUS 10km 1:50:28.4
22 2015 Kazan, RUS 5km 55:31.8
40 2013 Barcelona, ESP 10km 1:50:33.0
20 2013 Barcelona, ESP 25km 4:53:47.2
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2016 Hoorn, NED 25km 5:02:22.0
9 2014 Berlin, GER 10km 1:50:07.6
1 2014 Berlin, GER 25km 4:59:18.8
15 2012 Piombino, ITA 10km 1:59:57.8
3 2012 Piombino, ITA 25km 5:04:06.3
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2016 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:47:48.20
5 2016 Viedma, ARG 10km 1:55:50
1 2015 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:57:52.1
3 2015 Nouméa, NCL 10km 1:57:24.40