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Frédérick BOUSQUET
Sport Swimming
NOC France   
GenderMen
Born08 Apr 1981 in Perpignan, FRA
Height1.88 m
Weight 84 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Daughter Manon
Residence
Marseille, FRA
Occupation
Coach, Councillor, Journalist
Languages
English, French
Higher education
Sports Management - University of Marseille: France
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He faced multiple bone problems due to growing too fast, and at age 13 doctors told him he could either take up swimming or ballet dancing. He chose swimming and joined the team at his local school.
Why this sport?
He likes contact with the water.
International Debut
Year
2000
Competing for
France
General Interest
Nicknames
Fred (Facebook page, 13 Aug 2017)
Hero / Idol
Russian swimmer Alexander Popov, US swimmer Gary Hall Jr. (French Swimming Federation, 30 Apr 2003)
Injuries
He missed the chance to compete at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russian Federation, because he was absent from the French championships due to a gastric problem. (franceinfo.fr, 05 Apr 2015; Twitter profile, 04 Apr 2015)

He had shoulder problems towards the end of 2013 and announced that he was undergoing surgery on the problem in February 2014. He returned to competition in January 2015. (swimswam.com, 12 Jan 2015, 30 Jan 2014)

He had foot problems in 1995 that kept him from competing in several sports and helped turn him toward swimming. (fredbousquet.com, 11 Jan 2013)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He retired from international swimming after the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. He has gone on to work as a commentator on television, serve as a councillor in Marseille, France, and promote Paris' bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games. (bluewin.ch, 07 Jul 2017; immonot.com, 02 Feb 2017)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as an ambassador for the Graines de Joie charity, an organisation that aims to improve children's school education in Africa. (fredbousquet.com, 01 Jan 2017)

FURTHER EDUCATION
He also has a degree in international business from Auburn University in Alabama, United States of America, where he held a swimming scholarship between 2001 and 2005. (French Swimming, 07 Mar 2007)

SANCTION
He was given a two-month ban after he tested positive for the banned stimulant heptaminol in June 2010 at a swim meet at Canet-en-Roussillon, France. He claimed he took a medicine containing the substance to treat a case of haemorrhoids, from which he had suffered over an extended period. (telegraph.co.uk, 21 Oct 2010)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
25 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 50m Freestyle 22.27
Semifinal 2008 Beijing, CHN 100m Butterfly 52.94
2 2008 Beijing, CHN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:08.32
7 2004 Athens, GRE 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:16.23
Heats 2004 Athens, GRE 100m Butterfly 53.63
Semifinal 2004 Athens, GRE 100m Freestyle 49.25
Semifinal 2004 Athens, GRE 50m Freestyle 22.29
5 2004 Athens, GRE 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:36.57
7 2000 Sydney, NSW, AUS 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:21.00
7 2000 Sydney, NSW, AUS 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:40.02
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2013 Barcelona, ESP 50m Butterfly 23.11
8 2013 Barcelona, ESP 50m Freestyle 21.93
4 2011 Shanghai, CHN 50m Butterfly 23.38
Heats 2011 Shanghai, CHN 50m Freestyle 22.38
3 2009 Rome, ITA 100m Freestyle 47.25
2 2009 Rome, ITA 50m Freestyle 21.21
3 2009 Rome, ITA 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:09.89
Heats 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 100m Freestyle 49.94
Heats 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 50m Butterfly 24.00
Semifinal 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 50m Freestyle 22.50
3 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:14.68
9 2005 Montreal, CAN 100m Freestyle 49.21 
7 2005 Montreal, CAN 50m Freestyle 22.44 
Heat 2005 Montreal, CAN 100m Butterfly  
Semifinal 2005 Montreal, QC, CAN 50m Butterfly 24.14
5 2005 Montreal, QC, CAN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:37.60
Heats 2003 Barcelona, ESP 100m Butterfly  DNS
6 2003 Barcelona, ESP 100m Freestyle 49.30
Semifinal 2003 Barcelona, ESP 50m Freestyle 22.47
3 2003 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:15.66
4 2003 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:36.39
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2012 Istanbul, TUR 100m Butterfly 51.50
4 2012 Istanbul, TUR 50m Butterfly 22.61
2 2010 Dubai, UAE 50m Freestyle 20.81
4 2010 Dubai, UAE 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:23.60
1 2010 Dubai, UAE 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:04.78
4 2004 Indianapolis, IN, USA 100m Freestyle 48.40
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2016 London, ENG 50m Butterfly 23.71
Heats 2016 London, ENG 50m Freestyle 22.75
3 2016 London, ENG 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
1 2012 Debrecen, HUN 50m Freestyle 21.80
2 2012 Debrecen, HUN 50m Butterfly 23.30
1 2012 Debrecen, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:13.55
2 2010 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 23.41
1 2010 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle 21.49
1 2010 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:31.32
Heats 2006 Budapest, HUN 100m Butterfly  DNS
4 2006 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle 22.20
5 2006 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 23.82
4 2006 Budapest, HUN 100m Freestyle 48.97
3 2006 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
4 2006 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:36.98
3 2000 Helsinki, FIN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 49.61
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2012 Chartres, FRA 50m Butterfly 22.54
3 2012 Chartres, FRA 50m Freestyle 20.97
1 2012 Chartres, FRA 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:29.64 
5 2012 Chartres, FRA 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:36.01 
1 2009 Istanbul, TUR 50m Freestyle 20.53
2 2009 Istanbul, TUR 50m Butterfly 22.17
3 2009 Istanbul, TUR 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:32.13
1 2009 Istanbul, TUR 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:22.96
2 2008 Rijeka, CRO 50m Freestyle 20.69
4 2008 Rijeka, CRO 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:33.52
1 2008 Rijeka, CRO 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:20.77
2 2006 Helsinki, FIN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:25.16
2 2005 Trieste, ITA 50m Freestyle 21.47
2 2005 Trieste, ITA 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:25.40
1 2004 Vienna, AUT 100m Freestyle 47.52
World Cup Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2013 Doha, QAT 50m Butterfly 23.51
4 2013 Doha, QAT 100m Butterfly 52.80
2 2009 Stockholm, SWE 50m Butterfly 22.29
1 2009 Stockholm, SWE 50m Freestyle 20.64
17 2008   Overall  
3 2008 Stockholm, SWE 50m Butterfly 23.06
1 2008 Stockholm, SWE 50m Freestyle 20.97
3 2005/2006 New York, NY, USA 50m Butterfly 23.78
1 2005/2006 New York, NY, USA 50m Freestyle 21.61