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Jérémy STRAVIUS
Sport Swimming
NOC France   
GenderMen
Born14 Jul 1988 in Abbeville, FRA
Height1.90 m
Weight 86 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Amiens, FRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
French
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming with one of his three brothers at age seven. He briefly contemplated football, before joining Club Nautique Albatros de Friville. He says it was after high school that he became really serious about swimming.
Club / Team
Amiens Metropole Natation: Amiens, FRA
Name of coach
Michel Chretien [club], FRA
General Interest
Nicknames
Jeje (Facebook profile, 20 Nov 2016)
Hobbies
Cinema, video games. (Facebook page, 25 Mar 2015)
Injuries
He injured his back after the 2014 French Championships in May 2014. (courrier-picard.fr, 23 Aug 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I don't ask a lot of questions. When I want something, I simply do everything to achieve it." (mondiaux-natation.france2.fr, 02 Aug 2009)
Awards and honours
He was named a Knight of the Legion of Honour of France in 2013. (Facebook page, 21 Nov 2016)
Other information
CONCENTRATING ON FREESTYLE
For the 2016 season he decided to quit swimming the backstroke style. He was crowned world champion in 2011 in the 100m backstroke, but for 2016 he decided to focus on the 100m and 200m freestyle events. "I'm not afraid. I've had glorious moments with the backstroke, but now I feel like I want to do it differently. I have a potential in freestyle and if I'm able to concentrate myself 100% on it I would go faster." (europe1.fr, 06 Oct 2015)

LOST PASSION
He came close to quitting swimming in 2013 and 2014, training only once a day until a change of mind in late 2014 and decided to stay with his club, Amiens Metropole Natation. "Last season, my question was 'should I stop or not?' It was not 'should I stay or go'. I do not see myself going abroad. And in France, is there someone who can teach me more than Michel Chretien? For me, the answer is no. And I am in love with my club." (swimvortex.com, 13 Nov 2014)

NATIONAL FIRST
He became the first French male swimmer to win three gold medals at the world championships after he was part of the French 4x100m medley relay that won gold at the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. (SportsDesk Online, 04 Aug 2013)

TIED RACES
He has tied for a medal at two world championships. In 2011 he tied France's Camille Lacourt for gold in the 100m backstroke. Then, in 2013, he tied US swimmer Matt Grevers for silver in the 50m backstroke. (SportsDesk Online, 04 Aug 2013)

IMPORTANCE OF STUDY
At age 16 he was spotted by Amiens coach Michel Chretien, who wanted him to train full-time. His mother agreed, but not until he had finished his high school diploma. Two years later, with his studies completed, he began full-time training. (ladepeche.fr, 27 Jul 2011)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
18 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 100m Freestyle 48.62
17 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 200m Freestyle 1:46.67
17 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 100m Butterfly 52.10
10 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:34.47
2 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:10.53
1 2012 London, ENG 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
2 2012 London, ENG 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Backstroke 54.54
Semifinal 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Backstroke 24.94
Semifinal 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Freestyle 48.65
1 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:10.74
3 2013 Barcelona, ESP 100m Backstroke 53.21
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 200m Individual Medley 2:00.00
2 2013 Barcelona, ESP 50m Backstroke 24.54
4 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:04.91
1 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:31.51
1 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:11.18
2 2011 Shanghai, CHN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:11.14
2 2011 Shanghai, CHN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:04.81
Heat 2011 Shanghai, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Semifinal 2009 Rome, ITA 100m Backstroke 53.82
5 2009 Rome, ITA 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:29.73
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 50m Backstroke 22.99 
7 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 100m Butterfly 50.53
4 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:24.69
2 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:07.35
4 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:29.96
Heats 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:35.38
6 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:26.33
7 2010 Dubai, UAE 50m Backstroke 23.53
7 2010 Dubai, UAE 100m Backstroke 50.79
4 2010 Dubai, UAE 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
3 2010 Dubai, UAE 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 6:53.05
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2016 London, ENG 100m Freestyle 48.53
5 2016 London, ENG 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:09.18
3 2016 London, ENG 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:25.49
2 2014 Berlin, GER 100m Backstroke 53.64
2 2014 Berlin, GER 50m Backstroke 24.84
1 2014 Berlin, GER 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:11.64
4 2014 Berlin, GER 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:10.81
2 2014 Berlin, GER 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:32.47
7 2012 Debrecen, HUN 100m Backstroke 54.96
Heats 2012 Debrecen, HUN 200m Freestyle 1:50.91
1 2012 Debrecen, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:13.55
2 2010 Budapest, HUN 100m Backstroke 53.44
5 2010 Budapest, HUN 50m Backstroke 25.32
3 2010 Budapest, HUN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:09.70
1 2010 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2013 Herning, DEN 100m Butterfly 50.09
5 2013 Herning, DEN 50m Butterfly 22.60
1 2013 Herning, DEN 50m Backstroke 23.19
1 2013 Herning, DEN 100m Backstroke 49.74
5 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:31.30
4 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:25.96
6 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:39.91
1 2012 Chartres, FRA 50m Backstroke 23.28
1 2012 Chartres, FRA 100m Backstroke 49.70
2 2012 Chartres, FRA 200m Individual Medley 1:54.00
5 2012 Chartres, FRA 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:36.01 
1 2012 Chartres, FRA 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:38.74 
8 2009 Istanbul, TUR 100m Backstroke 50.94
1 2009 Istanbul, TUR 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:22.96
World Cup Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2016 Paris, FRA 50m Butterfly 22.78
1 2016 Paris, FRA 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:39.46
3 2013 Doha, QAT 50m Butterfly 22.58
1 2013 Doha, QAT 50m Backstroke 22.99
5 2013 Doha, QAT 50m Freestyle 21.34
1 2013 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:39.54
1 2013 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:31.14
1 2011 Singapore, SGP 50m Backstroke 23.76
1 2011 Singapore, SGP 100m Backstroke 51.80
3 2011 Singapore, SGP 50m Butterfly 23.55
2 2010 Stockholm, SWE 100m Backstroke 51.30