Franck Esposito

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Franck Espostio
Personal information
Nickname(s) Titou
Nationality  France
Born (1971-04-13) 13 April 1971 (age 43)
Salon-de-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) butterfly
Club CN Antibes

Franck Esposito (born 13 April 1971 in Salon-de-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône)[1] is a former World Record holding, and four-time Olympic, butterfly swimmer from France. He swam for France at the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympics; and won the bronze medal in the 200 Butterfly at the 1992 Olympics.[2] During his career, he set the short course World Record in the 200 fly four times.

He won a total number of four European titles in long course, starting from 1991. Esposito broke the world record in the 200 m butterfly (short course) four times.

At the 1991 World Championships, he lowered the French Record in the long course 200 Fly for the first time (1:59.00). He subsequently bettered the record six more times, and as of 2013 still holds the record at 1:54.62 which he swam at the 2002 French Championships (at the time, also a European Record).[3] He also held the French Record in the long course 100 fly from August 1993-April 2008.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ (French) La fiche de Franck Esposto, from L'Équipe; retrieved 2013-06-23.
  2. ^ Esposito's entry at sports-reference.com; retrieved 2013-06-23.
  3. ^ (French) Record de France de natation messieurs du 200 mètres papillon (trans: French Record progression: men's 200 fly), from French Wikipedia; retrieved 2013-06-23.
  4. ^ (French) Record de France de natation messieurs du 100 mètres papillon (trans: French Record progression: men's 100 fly), from French Wikipedia; retrieved 2013-06-23.
Records
Preceded by

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Danyon Loader
James Hickman
Thomas Rupprath
World Record holder
Men's 200m Butterfly (25m)

1 February 1992 – 6 February 1993
26 March 1994 – 2 February 1997
14 January 2001 – 1 December 2001
8 December 2002 – 13 December 2008
Succeeded by

Danyon Loader
Denis Pankratov
Thomas Rupprath
Nikolay Skvortsov