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Damien JOLY
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC France   
Born04 Jun 1992 in Ollioules, FRA
Height1.89 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Partner Anna Egorova
Martigues, FRA
Athlete, Trainee Police Officer
Sport Specific Information
Name of coach
Philippe Lucas, FRA
International Debut
Competing for
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The results are up to the level of the work achieved in training. There is no other secret!" (ffnatation.fr, 05 Apr 2017)
Famous relatives
His partner Anna Egorova has represented the Russian Federation in swimming. She competed at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo and won silver in 400m freestyle at the 2021 European Short Course Championships in Kazan, Russian Federation. (SportsDeskOnline, 09 Dec 2021; csp-ugra.ru, 08 Nov 2021)
Other information
He serves as a police assistant and has attended the police recruitment and formation centre in Montpellier, France. Once his sporting career is over he wants to join the national police as a diver. "I find sport and the police have values in common like the proud of wearing a uniform and representing your country. In sport you have to be a performer while as a member of the police you have to assure the safety of the citizens. Those are two objectives that have the same goal, to represent and to enrich the country. For these reasons, it seemed to me an obvious step to become a police officer once my sporting career is over, in order to maintain this team spirit that I know from sport while at the same time being able to represent my country." (devenirpolicier.fr, 21 Apr 2021)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 1500m Freestyle 14:52.73
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
14 2012 London, ENG 1500m Freestyle 15:08.50
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2022 Budapest, HUN 1500m Freestyle 15:09.15
7 2022 Budapest, HUN 800m Freestyle 7:48.10
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 1500m Freestyle 14:55.51
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 800m Freestyle 7:50.30
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 800m Freestyle 7:50.30
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 1500m Freestyle 14:58.79
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 400m Freestyle 3:50.89
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 800m Freestyle 7:57.79
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 400m Freestyle 3:57.32
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 1500m Freestyle 14:25.62
5 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 1500m Freestyle 14:24.00
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2021 Budapest, HUN 1500m Freestyle 14:56.38
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 800m Freestyle 7:54.23
6 2018 Glasgow, SCO 1500m Freestyle 14:57.82
7 2018 Glasgow, SCO 800m Freestyle 7:56.75
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 400m Freestyle 3:55.48
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 1500m Freestyle 15:18.11
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 800m Freestyle 8:05.29
Heats 2012 Debrecen, HUN 1500m Freestyle 15:25.81
Heats 2012 Debrecen, HUN 400m Freestyle 3:58.56
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2021 Kazan, RUS 1500m Freestyle 14:26.53
6 2021 Kazan, RUS 800m Freestyle 7:40.44
7 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 1500m Freestyle 14:43.34
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 400m Freestyle 3:45.17
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 400m Freestyle 3:48.83
10 2012 Chartres, FRA 1500m Freestyle 14:57.74
33 2011 Szczecin, POL 400m Freestyle 3:50.36
10 2011 Szczecin, POL 1500m Freestyle 14:51.78
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2019 Berlin, GER 1500m Freestyle 15:26.27
5 2019 Budapest, HUN 1500m Freestyle 15:23.44
4 2012 Berlin, GER 1500m Freestyle 15:01.09
6 2012 Berlin, GER 400m Freestyle 3:47.60
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
15 2019 Gwangju, KOR 5km 53:40.2
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
  2020   10km  
63 2020 Doha, QAT 10km 1:52:04.6