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Mélanie HENIQUE
Sport Swimming
NOC France   
GenderWomen
Born22 Dec 1992 in Amiens, FRA
Height1.72 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Marseille, FRA
Occupation
Armed Forces Athlete
Languages
English, French
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming when she was around age five.
Why this sport?
Her older brother taught her to swim.
Club / Team
Cercle des Nageurs de Marseille: France
Name of coach
Julien Jacquier [club]
Training Regime
She trains six hours daily across three sessions, six days per week.
General Interest
Nicknames
Mel (rmcsport.bfmtv.com, 12 Dec 2020)
Hobbies
Watching movies, listening to music. (Facebook page, 19 Jan 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 50m butterfly at the 2019 European Short Course Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. (lequipe.fr, 05 Dec 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up, just try it one more time." (ffnatation.fr, 28 Jul 2017)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (ffnatation.fr, 04 Mar 2017)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
11 2021 Tokyo, JPN 50m Freestyle 24.63
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 50m Freestyle 25.36
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 25.76
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle  DNS
Semifinal 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Butterfly 26.03
6 2013 Barcelona, ESP 50m Butterfly 25.96
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 100m Medley Relay  DSQ
3 2011 Shanghai, CHN 50m Butterfly 25.86
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 50m Butterfly 26.71
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 50m Butterfly 25.02
6 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 50m Freestyle 24.01
4 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 50m Butterfly 25.33 
Heats 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 50m Backstroke 27.37
14 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 50m Freestyle 24.46 
4 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:29.96
Heats 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
6 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:35.13
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Butterfly 1:01.36
7 2014 Doha, QAT 50m Butterfly 25.75
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 50m Freestyle 25.10
5 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:36.32
3 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:45.89
Semifinal 2010 Dubai, UAE 50m Butterfly 25.91
Heats 2010 Dubai, UAE 100m Butterfly 58.58
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 25.46
Semifinal 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle 25.08
5 2018 Glasgow, SCO 50m Butterfly 25.84
27 2018 Glasgow, SCO 50m Freestyle 25.81 
6 2016 London, ENG 50m Butterfly 26.12
Heats 2016 London, ENG 50m Freestyle 25.64
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 100m Butterfly 1:01.12
7 2014 Berlin, GER 50m Butterfly 26.25
3 2010 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 26.09
6 2010 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2019 Glasgow, SCO 50m Butterfly 24.56
2 2019 Glasgow, SCO 50m Freestyle 23.66
5 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:38.17
3 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:28.86
1 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:35.21
6 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:45.85
5 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 50m Butterfly 25.59
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 50m Freestyle 24.78
4 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:36.58
3 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:45.35
3 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:37.75
10 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay  DSQ
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 100m Butterfly 59.90
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 50m Freestyle 25.56
10 2013 Herning, DEN 50m Butterfly 26.32
7 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:48.28
5 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:31.30
6 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:39.91
3 2012 Chartres, FRA 50m Butterfly 25.76
6 2012 Chartres, FRA 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:40.48 
1 2012 Chartres, FRA 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:38.74 
World Cup Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2013 Doha, QAT 50m Freestyle 24.97
2 2013 Doha, QAT 50m Butterfly 25.60
1 2013 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:31.14
1 2013 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:39.54