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Celia BARROT
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC France   
GenderWomen
Born06 Feb 1990 in Limoges, FRA
Height1.74 m
Weight 64 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Limoges, FRA
Occupation
Physiotherapist
Languages
French
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up swimming at age five in Limousin, France.
Why this sport?
She was a very active child and immediately loved swimming lessons.
General Interest
Nicknames
La Machine (francesoir.fr, 05 Aug 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal at the 2010 World Open Water Championships in Roberval, Canada. (lepopulaire.fr, 04 Aug 2015)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She retired from competitive swimming in August 2015. (lepopulaire.fr, 04 Aug 2015)

PRIORITIES
Her form in the 2013/14 season suffered as she chose to focus on her physiotherapy degree. "It was a year of transition in my life. My studies have encroached on swimming, but swimming is not my livelihood. My season may have been a failure in sport, but I assured my future." (lamontagne.fr, 09 Jul 2014)

NATIONAL FIRST
In 2010 she became the first French athlete to win a medal at the world open water swimming championships when she claimed bronze in the 25km event in Roberval, QC, Canada. (lepopulaire.fr, 30 Jul 2010)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
12 2013 Barcelona, ESP 25km 5:20:31.8
25 2013 Barcelona, ESP 10km 1:58:41.8
26 2011 Shanghai, CHN 10km 2:03:43.7
7 2011 Shanghai, CHN 25km 5:29:40.8
5 2009 Rome, ITA 25km 5:49:00.7
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
12 2012 Piombino, ITA 10km 2:13:13.0
5 2012 Piombino, ITA 25km 5:38:38.9
13 2011 Eilat, ISR 10km 2:02:05.1
7 2011 Eilat, ISR 25km 5:27:35.1
6 2010 Balatonfüred, HUN 25km 5:49:55.5
15 2008 Dubrovnik, CRO 5 km 1:03:52.5
21 2008 Dubrovnik, CRO 10km 2:07:01.4
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
10 2009 Annecy, FRA 10km 2:00:24.22
10 2009 Dubai, UAE 10km 1:52:52.98