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Sport Water Polo
NOC France   
Born27 Oct 1990 in Marseille, FRA
Height1.92 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Marseille, FRA
English, French
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing water polo at age 10.
Club / Team
CN Marseille: France
Name of coach
Milos Scepanovic [club], MNE; Florian Bruzzo [national], FRA
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
General Interest
Sport, listening to music, travel, spending time with family and friends. (Facebook page, 19 Jan 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (laprovence.com, 03 Jan 2019)
He sustained an injury to his eardrum in March 2018 that kept him out of competition for one month. (france-waterpolo.fr, 28 Apr 2018; team-strasbourg.fr, 13 Apr 2018; ffnatation.fr, 04 Apr 2018)
Awards and honours
He was named Best Player of the French league in the 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons. (france-waterpolo.fr, 24 May 2020)
Famous relatives
His father Marc and his uncle Michel played water polo for France at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul. (SportsDeskOnline, 19 Mar 2020; waterpoloworld.com, 26 Jun 2014; sports-reference.com, 2012)
To compete at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. (lequipe.fr, 20 May 2019)
Other information
In 2012 he went to Montenegro with a view to representing the Montenegrin national team. Then-Montenegrin head coach Ranko Perovic thought he had the potential to make the squad, but insisted he would have to play club water polo locally. The player agreed and joined VK Budva, and was soon on the national team. However, in 2013 he moved to AN Brescia in Italy and decided to end his involvement with the Montenegrin national team. In 2015 he returned to the French national team. (Facebook page, 31 Mar 2016; waterpoloworld.com, 25 Jan 2016; waterpoloworld.com, 26 Jun 2014)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
11 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
14 2017 Budapest, HUN Team  
2 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team  
European Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
13 2020 Budapest, HUN Team  
12 2018 Barcelona, ESP Team  
9 2016 Belgrade, SRB Team