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Coralie BALMY
Sport Swimming
NOC France   
GenderWomen
Born02 Jun 1987
Height1.80 m
Weight 67 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Antibes, FRA
Languages
Creole, French
Higher education
Language Studies, Veterinary Science - University of Toulouse II-Le Mirail: France
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age four.
Why this sport?
Her mother took her and her brother to the local pool, because swimming was always a passion of hers.
International Debut
Year
2006
Competing for
France
Tournament
European Championships
General Interest
Hero / Idol
French swimmer Laura Manaudou. (metronews.fr, 16 Aug 2014)
Awards and honours
She was awarded the Chevalier of the National Order of Merit. (lemonde.fr, 18 Jan 2013)

In 2008 the French Swimming Federation [FFN] named her the Swimmer of the Year. (ffnatation.fr, 29 Feb 2008)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She retired from competitive swimming after the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (lefigaro.fr, 27 Dec 2016)

MARTINIQUE
Born in Martinique, at age 12 she moved to France. (metronews.fr, 16 Aug 2014)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
23 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 200m Freestyle 1:58.83
8 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 400m Freestyle 4:06.98
10 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:55.55
6 2012 London, ENG 400m Freestyle 4:05.95 
7 2012 London, ENG 800m Freestyle 8:29.26 
3 2012 London, ENG 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:47.49
4 2008 Beijing, CHN 400m Freestyle 4:03.60
Heats 2008 Beijing, CHN 800m Freestyle 8:28.34
5 2008 Beijing, CHN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:50.66
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 400m Freestyle 4:09.68
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 800m Freestyle  DNS
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 200m Freestyle 1:59.70
8 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:55.98
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 400m Freestyle 4:10.70
3 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:48.43
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 100m Medley Relay  DSQ
4 2011 Shanghai, CHN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:52.22
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 800m Freestyle 8:31.39
7 2009 Rome, ITA 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:48.44
5 2009 Rome, ITA 400m Freestyle 4:03.29
Semifinal 2009 Rome, ITA 200m Freestyle 1:56.79
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2010 Dubai, UAE 400m Freestyle 4:00.14
8 2010 Dubai, UAE 800m Freestyle 8:16.73
Heats 2010 Dubai, UAE 200m Freestyle 1:57.10
3 2010 Dubai, UAE 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:38.33
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 400m Freestyle 4:10.48
5 2014 Berlin, GER 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:40.21
5 2014 Berlin, GER 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:55.36
3 2014 Berlin, GER 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:27.02
1 2012 Debrecen, HUN 400m Freestyle 4:05.31
2 2012 Debrecen, HUN 800m Freestyle 8:27.79
6 2010 Budapest, HUN 400m Freestyle 4:09.72 
8 2010 Budapest, HUN 200m Freestyle 1:58.78
2 2010 Budapest, HUN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:52.69
7 2010 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:40.17
2 2008 Eindhoven, NED 400m Freestyle 4:04.15
1 2008 Eindhoven, NED 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:52.09
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
9 2013 Herning, DEN 800m Freestyle 8:22.82
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 200m Freestyle  DNS
9 2013 Herning, DEN 400m Freestyle 4:05.57
3 2012 Chartres, FRA 400m Freestyle 3:59.80
8 2009 Istanbul, TUR 200m Freestyle 1:56.06
1 2009 Istanbul, TUR 400m Freestyle 3:56.55
5 2008 Rijeka, CRO 200m Freestyle 1:55.13
2 2008 Rijeka, CRO 800m Freestyle 8:05.32
1 2008 Rijeka, CRO 400m Freestyle 3:56.39
5 2007 Debrecen, HUN 800m Freestyle 8:17.65
6 2007 Debrecen, HUN 400m Freestyle 4:04.06
3 2007 Debrecen, HUN 200m Freestyle 1:54.43
7 2006 Helsinki, FIN 400m Freestyle 4:04.34
World Cup Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2013 Doha, QAT 400m Freestyle 4:01.66
6 2013 Doha, QAT 200m Freestyle 1:58.08
3 2013 Doha, QAT 800m Freestyle 8:18.67
7 2013 Dubai, UAE 200m Freestyle 1:58.57
4 2013 Dubai, UAE 800m Freestyle 8:22.54
4 2013 Dubai, UAE 400m Freestyle 4:06.11
2 2010 Stockholm, SWE 800m Freestyle 8:26.07
1 2009 Stockholm, SWE 200m Freestyle 1:53.71
1 2009 Stockholm, SWE 400m Freestyle 3:57.75
7 2008   Overall  
1 2008 Berlin, GER 200m Freestyle 1:54.05
1 2008 Berlin, GER 400m Freestyle 3:56.24