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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 playing football, before joining Club Nautique Albatros de Friville in France. He became serious about swimming after he finished high school.
Club / Team
Amiens Metropole Natation: France
Name of coach
Michel Chretien [club], FRA
General Interest
Nicknames
Jeje (Facebook profile, 13 Aug 2017)
Hobbies
Cinema, video games. (Facebook page, 06 Aug 2017)
Injuries
In the late part of 2016 he suffered a scaphoid fracture to his left arm while skiing. The injury affected his preparations for the 2017 season. (courrier-picard.fr, 28 May 2017; tenerifetoptraining.com, 17 Jan 2017)

He injured his back 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, 06 Aug 2017)
Other information
NATIONAL FIRST
He became the first French male swimmer to win three gold medals at the world championships at the 2013 edition of the tournament in Barcelona, Spain. Having claimed gold in the 100m backstroke and 4x100m freestyle relay in 2011, he secured his landmark gold in the 4x100m medley relay in 2013. He went on to win a fourth gold at the world championships as part of the 4x100m freestyle relay team at the 2015 edition in Kazan, Russian Federation. (SportsDeskOnline, 14 Aug 2017)

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. (SportsDeskOnline, 04 Aug 2013)

EARLY DAYS
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
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 200m Freestyle 1:47.72
4 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Backstroke 24.61
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
1 2011 Shanghai, CHN 100m Backstroke 52.76
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