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Fabien GILOT
Sport Swimming
NOC France   
GenderMen
Born27 Apr 1984 in Denain, FRA
Height1.92 m
Weight 87 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Marseille, FRA
Occupation
Journalist, Motivational Speaker
Languages
French
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried swimming as a boy but originally focused on water polo. In 2000 he joined the Rouen Vikings swimming club in France and began to get a taste for elite sports training.
Why this sport?
He says that growing up in a "difficult" area of Denain in northern France meant he sought out sport to avoid going down the wrong path.
International Debut
Year
2003
Competing for
France
General Interest
Injuries
He underwent surgery on his shoulder and appendix after the 2012 Olympic Games. (lequipe.fr, 16 Mar 2013)

In 2011 he had treatment to strengthen muscle tissue that was damaged while he was on holiday in 2010. (FINA Aquatics World Magazine, 14 Aug 2011)

He injured his back in early October 2010 but was able to race again just a few weeks later. (sport.fr, 16 Oct 2010)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He announced his retirement from swimming at the end of 2016. (lci.fr, 05 Dec 2016)

INKED INSPIRATION
He got a tattoo on the inside of his left biceps in Hebrew that reads, 'I am nothing without them' to honour Max Goldschmidt, a Jewish man who had acted as a grandfather to him. He raised his arm to showcase the tattoo after helping the French team win the 4x100m freestyle relay at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. In September 2016 an art exhibition in Douchy-les-Mines, France, displaying photographs of him was also called 'I am nothing without them'. (lavoixdunord.fr, 22 Sep 2016; huffingtonpost.com, 02 Aug 2012)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:10.53
11 2012 London, ENG 100m Freestyle 48.49
1 2012 London, ENG 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:09.93
Semifinal 2008 Beijing, CHN 100m Freestyle 49.00
2 2008 Beijing, CHN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:08.32
Heats 2008 Beijing, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
7 2004 Athens, GRE 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:16.23
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Freestyle 48.56
1 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:10.74
3 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:30.50
7 2013 Barcelona, ESP 100m Freestyle 48.33
1 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:31.51
1 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:11.18
5 2011 Shanghai, CHN 100m Freestyle 48.13
2 2011 Shanghai, CHN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:11.14
2 2011 Shanghai, CHN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:04.81
Heat 2011 Shanghai, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
3 2009 Rome, ITA 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:09.89
Heats 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 200m Freestyle 1:49.59
3 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:14.68
Heats 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
3 2003 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:15.66
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:03.78
Heats 2010 Dubai, UAE 100m Butterfly 51.87
2 2010 Dubai, UAE 100m Freestyle 45.97
4 2010 Dubai, UAE 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:23.60
3 2010 Dubai, UAE 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 6:53.05
1 2010 Dubai, UAE 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:04.78
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2016 London, ENG 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:13.48
Semifinal 2014 Berlin, GER 50m Freestyle 22.38
2 2014 Berlin, GER 100m Freestyle 48.36
1 2014 Berlin, GER 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:11.64
2 2014 Berlin, GER 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:32.47
3 2010 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle 21.76
2 2010 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:13.29
1 2010 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:31.32
4 2008 Eindhoven, NED 100m Freestyle 48.83
4 2006 Budapest, HUN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:18.10
Heats 2006 Budapest, HUN 100m Freestyle 49.77
3 2006 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:16.53
4 2006 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
3 2004 Madrid, ESP 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:18.10
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2013 Herning, DEN 100m Freestyle 46.74
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay  DSQ
5 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:31.30
4 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:25.96
2 2008 Rijeka, CRO 100m Freestyle 45.85
4 2008 Rijeka, CRO 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
1 2008 Rijeka, CRO 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:20.77
4 2006 Helsinki, FIN 100m Freestyle 47.76
7 2006 Helsinki, FIN 200m Freestyle 1:45.84
World Cup Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2013 Doha, QAT 100m Freestyle 47.76
3 2004/2005 Stockholm, SWE 100m Freestyle 48.13