< back
Mélanie HENIQUE
Sport Swimming
NOC France   
GenderWomen
Born22 Dec 1992 in Amiens, FRA
Height1.72 m
Weight 60 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Marseille, FRA
Occupation
Police Officer
Languages
French
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
Her brother taught her to swim when she was about five or six.
Club / Team
CN Marseille: France
Name of coach
Romain Barnier [club], FRA
General Interest
Hobbies
Watching movies, listening to music. (Facebook page, 05 Feb 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up, just try it one more time." She has the motto tattooed on her right arm. (CN Marseille's Facebook page, 25 Nov 2015)
Other information
ASSAULT
She was the victim of an attack in June 2015 that left her requiring surgery on a broken nose. She was attacked by four men after eating out at a restaurant with friends in Amiens, France. "There was a lot of hate. Psychologically, it is a shock, I did not expect it at all." (lequipe.fr, 05 Jul 2015)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
31 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 50m Freestyle 25.36
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
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 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
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
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