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Béryl GASTALDELLO
Sport Swimming
NOC France   
GenderWomen
Born13 Feb 1995 in Marseille, FRA
Height1.78 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Zachary
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, French, Italian
Higher education
Business - Texas A&M University: College Station, TX, USA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up swimming at age eight, and began training seriously at age 16.
Club / Team
Cercle de Nageurs de Marseille: France
General Interest
Hobbies
Playing the drums, skateboarding. (swimswam.com, 31 Oct 2018)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (12thman.com, 19 Jul 2015)
Injuries
She was diagnosed with glandular fever four months before the 2012 Olympic Games. (laprovence.com, 05 Apr 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"All things come to those who wait." (12thman.com, 19 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
She was named to the National Collegiate Athletic Association [NCAA] All-American first team in 2015, 2016 and 2018. (a.espncdn.com, 01 Sep 2018)

She was named the 2015 Southeastern Conference [SEC] Female Freshman of the Year. She was also selected to the conference's first team three years in a row between 2015 and 2017. (12thman.com, 14 Apr 2015; a.espncdn.com, 01 Sep 2018)

She was named in the SEC Academic Honour Roll in 2016/17 and 2017/18 and the SEC First-Year Academic Honour Roll in 2014/15. (a.espncdn.com, 01 Sep 2018)
Famous relatives
Her mother Veronique Jardin represented France in swimming at the 1984 and 1992 Olympic Games. Her grandmother Amelie Mirkowitch and father Eric Gastaldello also competed in swimming. (ffnatation.fr, 27 Jun 2015; laprovence.com, 05 Apr 2015; leparisien.fr, 05 Apr 2015)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (thebatt.com, 26 Sep 2016)
Other information
STUDYING ABROAD
In 2014 she moved to the United States of America to compete and study at Texas A&M University. "I never visited or anything. I knew nothing about the team or anything, I just followed my instinct." (thebatt.com, 26 Sep 2016)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
22 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 100m Freestyle 54.80
24 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 100m Butterfly 58.93 
  2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 100m Medley Relay DSQ
7 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:37.45
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 100m Butterfly 58.97
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 100m Backstroke 1:02.24
Semifinal 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 26.01
Semifinal 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Backstroke 28.30
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Backstroke 1:01.91
Semifinal 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Butterfly 26.25
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Freestyle 55.11
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Butterfly 59.06
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
8 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:38.46
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2018 Glasgow, SCO 50m Backstroke 28.10
18 2018 Glasgow, SCO 100m Freestyle 55.29
1 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:34.65
1 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:22.07
Semifinal 2014 Berlin, GER 100m Butterfly 59.40
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 50m Butterfly 26.93
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 100m Backstroke 1:04.09
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 50m Backstroke 29.17
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 1:01.21
Semifinals 2013 Herning, DEN 50m Backstroke 27.57
Semifinals 2013 Herning, DEN 50m Freestyle 25.06
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 50m Butterfly 27.07
World Cup Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2013 Doha, QAT 50m Backstroke 27.88