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Camille LACOURT
Sport Swimming
NOC France   
GenderMen
Born22 Apr 1985 in Narbonne, FRA
Height2.00 m
Weight 85 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Marital status
* unknown *
Family
Daughter Jazz [2012]
Residence
Paris, FRA
Occupation
Coach, Hospitality Professional
Languages
French
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age five and then started training every day at age 15.
Why this sport?
He wanted to be able to go fishing with his father.
General Interest
Nicknames
Giraffe (tetu.com, 13 Aug 2010)
Injuries
He suffered a hip injury in mid-2014 that kept him out of competition, and in October that year doctors discovered the problem was the result of a benign tumour. He was required to go for treatment every three months but continued to swim competitively. (telestar.fr, 07 Sep 2015; swimswam.com, 18 Oct 2014, 13 Oct 2014)

He missed qualifying for the 2008 Olympic Games due to a back injury. (libemarseille.fr, 15 Sep 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"To take my swimming seriously, but not myself." (camille-lacourt.fr, 16 Jul 2012)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2010 European Male Swimmer of the Year by Swimming World Magazine. (france-info.com, 22 Oct 2010)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He retired from swimming following the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, where he won gold in the 50m backstroke. "I am really happy with the way it has ended. My priority is now my daughter. I want to drop her off in the morning and pick her up from the school in the afternoon, that's happiness." (gala.fr, 31 Jul 2017; sportsactu.be, 31 Jul 2017; fina.org, 30 Jul 2017)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 100m Backstroke 52.70
10 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:34.47
4 2012 London, ENG 100m Backstroke 53.08 
Heats 2012 London, ENG 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Backstroke 24.35
1 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Backstroke 24.23
2 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Backstroke 52.48
3 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:30.50
1 2013 Barcelona, ESP 50m Backstroke 24.42
5 2013 Barcelona, ESP 100m Backstroke 53.51
1 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:31.51
2 2011 Shanghai, CHN 50m Backstroke 24.57
1 2011 Shanghai, CHN 100m Backstroke 52.76
5 2009 Rome, ITA 50m Backstroke 24.61
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2010 Dubai, UAE 100m Backstroke 49.80
4 2010 Dubai, UAE 50m Backstroke 23.16
Heats 2010 Dubai, UAE 200m Backstroke  DNS
4 2010 Dubai, UAE 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:23.60
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2016 London, ENG 100m Backstroke 53.79
1 2016 London, ENG 50m Backstroke 24.77
1 2010 Budapest, HUN 100m Backstroke 52.11
1 2010 Budapest, HUN 50m Backstroke 24.07
1 2010 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:31.32
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2013 Herning, DEN 100m Backstroke 50.44
7 2013 Herning, DEN 50m Backstroke 23.61
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay  DSQ
World Cup Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2010 Berlin, GER 100m Backstroke 51.41
3 2010 Berlin, GER 50m Backstroke 23.90