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Aurélie MULLER
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC France   
GenderWomen
Born07 Jun 1990 in Sarreguemines, FRA
Height1.69 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Montpellier, FRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
French
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming when she was a baby. At age 12 she was selected to represent her school.
Club / Team
CN Sarreguemines: France
Name of coach
Phillipe Lucas [personal], FRA, from 2015
General Interest
Hobbies
Cooking, gliding, extreme sports, listening to music. (Facebook page, 30 May 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Chase your dreams." (dailynews.openwaterswimming.com, 15 Nov 2015)
Awards and honours
She was named 2015 and 2017 Female Open Water Swimmer of the Year by Swimming World magazine. (swimmingworldmagazine.com, 02 Nov 2017, 15 Oct 2018)

She was named the European Swimming League [LEN] Female Open Water Swimmer of the Year in 2015 and 2017. (swimswam.com, 22 Jan 2018, 07 Jan 2016)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (lequipe.fr, 10 Oct 2017)
Other information
RIO DISQUALIFICATION
She was disqualified from the 10km open water race at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, after judges ruled that she had pushed Italian swimmer Rachele Bruni's arm down to stop her touching the board at the end. "What happened in Rio is now part of me, of my story, whether I like it or not. I'll have to live with that. I cannot say if it hurts me, but as soon as I see a Rio medallist, a report, it stirs me. As soon as I see Brazil on a sign or on products, I turn my head." (SportsDeskOnline, 05 Jun 2018; leparisien.fr, 29 Dec 2016; ONS, 15 Aug 2016)

NATIONAL FIRST
She became the first French open water swimmer to win a world title when she claimed gold in the 10km open water event at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russian Federation. (swimmingworldmagazine.com, 28 Jul 2015; SportsDeskOnline, 05 Jun 2018)

TATTOO
She has the phrase 'Chase your dreams' tattooed on her right foot. (dailynews.openwaterswimming.com, 15 Nov 2015)

FURTHER STUDIES
She has a diploma in both sports education and professional athlete career management. (womensports.fr, 15 Apr 2018)

 Competition Highlights
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 1500m Freestyle 16:45.50
Heats 2010 Budapest, HUN 1500m Freestyle 16:42.79
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2017 Budapest, HUN 25km 5:28:25.3
1 2017 Budapest, HUN 10km 2:00:13.7
2 2017 Budapest, HUN 5km 59:10.5
1 2017 Budapest, HUN 5km - Team Relay 54:05.9
4 2015 Kazan, RUS 25km 5:16:07.5
1 2015 Kazan, RUS 10km 1:58:04.3
11 2015 Kazan, RUS 5km - Team Time Trial 56:50.9
9 2013 Barcelona, ESP 5km 56:46.5
7 2013 Barcelona, ESP 5km - Team Time Trial 55:26.3
2 2011 Shanghai, CHN 5km 1:00:40.1
41 2009 Rome, ITA 10km 2:09:23.7
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2016 Hoorn, NED 10km 2:07:00.1
4 2014 Berlin, GER 10km 1:56:09.2
6 2014 Berlin, GER 5km - Team Time Trial 56:39.8
4 2010 Balatonfüred, HUN 10km 2:01:09.3
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2019   10km  
5 2019 Beau Vallon, SEY 10km 2:01:44.40
24 2018   10km  
5 2018 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 2:00:27.0
11 2017   10km  
1 2017 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:52:35.3
1 2016 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:58:05.00
1 2015 Nouméa, NCL 10km 2:09:18.70
15 2014 Setúbal, POR 10km 2:05:50.9
4 2012 Cancún, MEX 10km 2:10:15.35
6 2011 Hong Kong, CHN 10km 2:12:31.35
8 2009 Dubai, UAE 10km 1:52:46.56
2 2008 Dubai, UAE 10km 1:56:30.47
69 2007   10km