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Margaux FABRE
Sport Life Saving, Swimming
NOC France   
GenderWomen
Born02 Oct 1992 in Perpignan, FRA
Height1.73 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Montpellier, FRA
Occupation
Athlete, Lifeguard
Languages
French
Higher education
Coaching - University of Montpellier: France
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
Her father was a lifeguard, so she spent a lot of time at swimming pools when she was small. "I tried a number of sports before I discovered that being in the water was where I was in my element."
Club / Team
Canet Natation 66 [FRA] / Aqualove Sauvetage Montpellier [FRA]:
Name of coach
Cyrille Gualbert [Canet]; Raphael Raymond [personal], FRA
General Interest
Nicknames
Marg (Facebook profile, 02 Sep 2018)
Hobbies
Skiing. (Instagram profile, 21 Dec 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (defigrandesecoles.lexpress.fr, 04 Jan 2018)
Injuries
A scooter accident in 2011 resulted in a quadruple fracture in her left foot. (ffnatation.fr, 08 Aug 2019)

In early 2010 she suffered brain trauma, a broken collarbone, two broken ribs, and a collapsed lung in a skiing accident. She had to undergo surgery on her collarbone, and was out of competition for two years. (defigrandesecoles.lexpress.fr, 04 Jan 2018; sports.fr, 03 Feb 2010)
Awards and honours
In 2019 she was named Surf Lifesaver of the Year by the Coureurs d'Ecume Association in France. (coureurs-dcume.com, 28 Dec 2019)
Other sports
She has represented France at the lifesaving world championships, and won gold in the surf race event at the 2016 edition of the tournament in the Netherlands. (SportsDeskOnline, 26 Oct 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Outside of sport, she would like to become a firefighter once her competitive career is over. (defigrandesecoles.lexpress.fr, 04 Jan 2018)
Other information
SURF LIFESAVING
She got involved in surf lifesaving through coach Raphael Raymond, and the sport helped her when she was recovering from injuries that affected her swimming. "The only way to train with him was to enrol myself in surf lifesaving. I like both swimming and surf lifesaving, they are two different environments. At the beginning I did not know about lifesaving but Raymond wanted me to do it. It's fun, but it is harder than swimming. Surf lifesaving gave me back the will to focus on swimming and also allowed me to improve technically, especially in the turns. Mentally, surf lifesaving does me good. I can relax my mind, think about something else. I would like to continue doing surf lifesaving after I retire from swimming." (ffnatation.fr, 08 Aug 2019; Facebook page, 16 May 2018; defigrandesecoles.lexpress.fr, 04 Jan 2018; ladepeche.fr, 03 Jun 2015)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:58.15
Heats 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:55.98
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:28.29
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
Semifinal 2018 Glasgow, SCO 200m Freestyle 1:59.66
  2018 Glasgow, SCO 100m Freestyle  
1 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:34.65
4 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:53.86
1 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:22.07
Heats 2016 London, ENG 200m Freestyle 2:01.21
Heats 2016 London, ENG 100m Freestyle  DNS
Heats 2016 London, ENG 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
3 2016 London, ENG 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 200m Freestyle 1:59.03
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 50m Freestyle 25.28
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 200m Freestyle 2:00.70
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 100m Freestyle 54.51
4 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:36.58
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:35.34