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Coralie Balmy (born 8 June 1987) is a French freestyle swimmer. Balmy was born in La Trinité, Martinique.[1] She won her first senior title at the 2008 European Aquatics Championships in Eindhoven in the 4×200 m relay freestyle. At the same Championships she won the silver medal in the 400 m freestyle with the time of 4:04.15, all-time fourth fastest behind Federica Pellegrini's world record.[2] At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, she finished fourth in the 400 m freestyle final. On December 6, 2008 she set the world record for the 200 m freestyle (short course) at the French National Championships in Angers, France in a time of 1:53.16. At the 2012 Summer Olympics her 4 × 200 m freestyle team won the bronze medal in a time of 7:47.49. The split times: Camille Muffat (1:55.51); Charlotte Bonnet (1:57.78); Ophélie-Cyrielle Étienne (1:58.05); Coralie Balmy (1:56.15).

Coralie Balmy
Coralie Balmy lors des Championnats de France en petit bassin 2012.jpg
Personal information
National team France
Born (1987-06-08) June 8, 1987 (age 32)
La Trinité, Martinique
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Weight67 kg (148 lb)[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "Coralie Balmy". L'Équipe. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Pellegrini: WR 4:01.53 400 m Free, on". Archived from the original on 2008-03-27. Retrieved 2008-04-13.
Preceded by
Libby Lenton
Women's 200 metre freestyle
world record holder (short course)

December 6, 2008 – December 14, 2008
Succeeded by
Federica Pellegrini