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Assia TOUATI
Sport Swimming
NOC France   
GenderWomen
Born23 Apr 1995
Height1.74 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Toulouse, FRA
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
French
Higher education
Psychology, Sport Studies - University of Toulouse-Jean Jaures: France
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age eight. Her first club was Club Omnisports Natation Sarralbe in France.
Why this sport?
"I had asthma, and doctors recommended that I take up swimming to help improve my breathing. I was hooked right away."
Club / Team
Dauphins du TOEC: Toulouse, FRA
Name of coach
Walter Monberge [personal], FRA
Training Regime
She trains twice a day, six days a week. She does strength training at the gym for one hour a day.
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the women's 4x100m freestyle relay at the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. (Joris Bouchaut YouTube channel, 26 Mar 2020)
Injuries
She broke her ankle while playing basketball in the early part of 2018, and was only able to train in the pool using her arms for the first four months of the year. (toulousesport.fr, 14 Sep 2018; ladepeche.fr, 22 May 2018)
Awards and honours
In April 2019 she received the Medal of the City of Toulouse in France in recognition of her performances at the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. (groupe-toulouse-ensemble.fr, 08 Apr 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the Olympic Games, and to become a sports psychologist. "I want to help the athletes of the future." (touatiassia.wixsite.com, 01 Mar 2020; Joris Bouchaut YouTube channel, 26 Mar 2020)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:58.15
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 200m Freestyle 2:00.99
3 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:35.92
4 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:59.45
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
1 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
4 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:53.86