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Yannick AGNEL
Sport Swimming
NOC France   
GenderMen
Born09 Jun 1992 in Nīmes, FRA
Height2.02 m
Weight 90 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Baltimore, MD, USA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, French
Higher education
Oceanography
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in the year 2000 in Nimes, France.
Why this sport?
A neighbour in Nimes spotted him swimming in the family pool, and he advised his parents to enrol him in a club.
Club / Team
North Baltimore Aquatic Club: United States
Name of coach
Bob Bowman
Coach from which country?
United States
Coach from what year?
2013
General Interest
Nicknames
The French Dolphin (francetoday.com, 17 Oct 2012)
Hobbies
Reading, writing. (lejdd.fr, 28 Aug 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sometimes I wonder why I put in all this daily effort in the pool. But when you participate at a big event, you understand the beauty of sport. It's great, it's intense, and we love it." (francesoir.fr, 27 Sep 2011)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2012 and 2013 Male European Swimmer of the Year by the European Swimming League [LEN]. (insidethegames.biz, 02 Dec 2013)
Other information
IMPORTANCE OF STUDY
He said that following his high school diploma he thought he would enjoy his dream life as a full-time professional sportsman, but became dissatisfied with the lifestyle and returned to tertiary education. "It was a bad experience, so I enrolled at the Nice School of Commerce to rediscover the balance I had in my life as a student and athlete, which is nice. It is a different atmosphere and it's necessary to expand your social circle beyond those you spend six to eight hours a day in the pool with. I'm studying oceanography and I like it a lot. The courses are in English, but I'm used to it from competitions and training." (francesoir.fr, 27 Sep 2011)

NAME ORIGIN
He was named after French tennis player Yannick Noah. (bcn2013.com, 04 Jun 2013)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2012 London, ENG 200m Freestyle 1:43.14 
4 2012 London, ENG 100m Freestyle 47.84 
1 2012 London, ENG 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:09.93
2 2012 London, ENG 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:02.77
Heats 2012 London, ENG 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2013 Barcelona, ESP 200m Freestyle 1:44.20
4 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:04.91
1 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:11.18
6 2011 Shanghai, CHN 400m Freestyle 3:45.24
5 2011 Shanghai, CHN 200m Freestyle 1:44.99
2 2011 Shanghai, CHN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:04.81
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2010 Dubai, UAE 200m Freestyle 1:43.51
6 2010 Dubai, UAE 400m Freestyle 3:40.07
4 2010 Dubai, UAE 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
3 2010 Dubai, UAE 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 6:53.05
1 2010 Dubai, UAE 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:04.78
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2010 Budapest, HUN 400m Freestyle 3:46.17
3 2010 Budapest, HUN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:09.70
2 2010 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:13.29
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2012 Chartres, FRA 100m Freestyle 46.80 
1 2012 Chartres, FRA 200m Freestyle 1:41.46
1 2012 Chartres, FRA 400m Freestyle 3:37.54
World Cup Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2013 Berlin, GER 100m Freestyle 47.37
1 2013 Berlin, GER 200m Freestyle 1:41.26
8 2013 Berlin, GER 200m Backstroke 1:56.18
1 2013 Eindhoven, NED 400m Freestyle 3:37.75
1 2013 Eindhoven, NED 200m Freestyle 1:42.33
8 2013 Eindhoven, NED 200m Backstroke 1:57.12
4 2012 Berlin, GER 100m Freestyle 47.04
1 2012 Berlin, GER 200m Freestyle 1:42.10
2 2010 Stockholm, SWE 100m Freestyle 47.26
2 2010 Stockholm, SWE 400m Freestyle 3:41.42
2 2010 Stockholm, SWE 200m Freestyle 1:43.18