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Lara Grangeon (born 21 September 1991) is a French swimmer from the territory of New Caledonia who competes in the individual medley and butterfly events. At the 2012 Summer Olympics she finished 18th overall in the heats in the 400 metre individual medley and failed to reach the final.[2][3]

Lara Grangeon
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Lara Grangeon, Eilat Israel, March 31, 2019
Personal information
National team France
 New Caledonia
Born (1991-09-21) 21 September 1991 (age 27)
Nouméa, New Caledonia[1]
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight60 kg (132 lb)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesButterfly, individual medley
ClubCercle des Nageurs Caledoniens

Due to the New Caledonia's status as an overseas territory of France, Grangeon competes for New Caledonia in regional (Pacific) competitions and for France in continental and global competitions. At the 2011 Pacific Games in Nouméa, New Caledonia, Grangeon entered all twenty women's events (including one open water event) and won a medal in all of them, including sixteen golds. At the 2007 and 2011 Games, Grangeon swam on several relay teams together with Diane Bui Duyet, who also represents both France and New Caledonia.

At the 2015 European Short Course Championships in Netanya, Israel, Grangeon broke the French record in the 400 meter individual medley with a time of 4:29.14.[4] She won the bronze medal. Earlier in 2015 at the French Championships in Limoges, she had already broken the long course French record in this event.[5] In 2016, she again broke the long-course record, with a time of 4:36.61 at the French Championships and Olympic trials in Montpellier.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Lara Grangeon". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
  2. ^ "Women's 400m Individual Medley". London2012.com. The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited. Archived from the original on 26 April 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "Lara Grangeon". London2012.com. The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited. Archived from the original on 17 May 2013. Retrieved 13 September 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ Race, Loretta (2 December 2015). "Lara Grangeon Downs French National Record In 400 IM In Israel". Swimswam. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Lara Grangeon Takes 400 IM National Record To Close French Nationals". Swimming World Magazine. 5 April 2015. Retrieved 4 December 2015. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  6. ^ Lord, Craig (29 March 2016). "Lara Grangeon Sets French 400IM Mark At 4:36 But No Rio Cuts As French Trials Begin". Swimvortex. Retrieved 30 March 2016.

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