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Océane CASSIGNOL
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC France   
GenderWomen
Born26 May 2000 in Béziers, FRA
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Marc-Antoine Olivier
Residence
Italy
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, French
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team
Dunkerque Natation: France
Name of coach
Fabrizio Antonelli [personal], ITA, from 2021
General Interest
Other sports
She has taken part in international aquathlon events in France. (vosgesmatin.fr, 11 Feb 2018)
Famous relatives
Her partner Marc-Antoine Olivier has represented France in swimming and open water swimming. He competed in the 10km open water swimming event at the Olympic Games in 2016 and 2020, winning won bronze at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. (lavoixdunord.fr, 28 May 2020; SportsDeskOnline, 01 Sep 2021)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. (ffnatation.fr, 05 Sep 2021)
Other information
COACHES SWITCH
After the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo she and her partner Marc-Antoine Olivier decided to part ways with their long-time coach Philippe Lucas and relocated to the Canary Islands, Spain, to train under French coach Frederic Vergnoux. "I think we both wanted to experience something new. I had the feeling from months before that something was not ok in training. That happens to everybody, there's always sometime in which there is the need of something new. We're going there to improve and take a step forward in international competitions." However, the adventure in the islands ended a few weeks later. "We were just three in the group and we could not be training all year long in such a small team," said Olivier. They both then opted to relocate to Italy to train with coach Fabrizio Antonelli in October 2021. (ffnatation.fr, 05 Sep 2021; lequipe.fr, 10 Oct 2021)

GOLDEN COUPLE
Her partner Marc-Antoine Olivier has represented France in open water and pool swimming. In 2021 she spoke about the benefits of being in a relationship with a fellow athlete. "We are pursuing the same performance objective. We share the same daily life. It is certain that in the evening, when you come back from training, it is more pleasant and easier to be with someone who knows what you are feeling. We motivate each other every day, we help each other in all aspects and at all levels. We kind of form a golden couple." (ffnatation.fr, 12 May 2021)

FAMILY HERITAGE
She was born in France to a French father and a Mauritian mother. (lemauricien.com, 08 Jan 2014)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
22 2017 Budapest, HUN 10km 2:03:01.0
1 2017 Budapest, HUN 5km - Team Relay 54:05.9
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2021 Budakalász, HUN 5km 58:51.4
  2021 Budakalász, HUN 25km  DNF
14 2021 Budakalász, HUN 10km 2:02:46.8
4 2021 Budakalász, HUN 5km - Team Relay 54:18.7
10 2018 Glasgow, SCO 5km 57:25.9
3 2018 Glasgow, SCO 5km - Team Relay 52:46.7
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
  2022 Paris, FRA 10km  DSQ
  2022 Setúbal, POR 10km  DNF
1 2021   10km  
6 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:58:30.6
2 2021 Doha, QAT 10km 2:01:30.8
2 2021 Eilat, ISR 10km 2:01:38.0
6 2021 Ohrid, MKD 10km 2:04:53.2
  2020   10km  
12 2020 Doha, QAT 10km 1:56:52.2
29 2018   10km  
13 2018 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 2:02:24.3
8 2018 Doha, QAT 10km 2:02:30.8
11 2017   10km  
7 2017 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:52:38.5
26 2017 Hong Kong, CHN 10km 2:04:02.7
6 2017 Viedma, ARG 10km 2:12:24.98
16 2016 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:59:05.60