Jérémy Stravius

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Jérémy Stravius
Jérémy Stravius.jpg
Stravius in 2011
Personal information
Full name Jérémy Stravius
Nationality  France
Born (1988-07-14) July 14, 1988 (age 26)
Abbeville, France
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Backstroke

Jérémy Stravius (born July 14, 1988) is a French swimmer from Abbeville, swimming freestyle, backstroke, and butterfly.

He appeared on the world stage by winning the gold medal in the 100m backstroke at the FINA World Championships in Shanghai. He shared it with countryman Camille Lacourt.

In the 2012 Summer Olympics he won two medals, competing on the gold medal-winning 4×100m freestyle relay and silver medal-winning 4×200m freestyle relay teams for France, but only swimming the heats.

On July 28 2013, at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Jérémy was in the anchor position for France in the 4x100m men's freestyle Final. The French were the defending Olympic champions but were seeded outside the middle lanes in the final, causing Stravius to remark "On n'était pas favoris, c'est un hold up".[1] In the final, after 200m where France was far off from the leading 3 teams, Fabien Gilot exploded through with a 46.90s third leg to bring the French back into contention. Then, Jeremy Stravius took over the Australians at the start of his leg and trailing the Russians and American swimmers at the midpoint of his anchor leg, Jérémy snapped a precise flipturn and, after several powerful dolphin kicks underwater, emerged ahead by a hand, eventually securing the gold medal for France by 0.26s.[2]

At those same world championships, he also won gold with the 4x100m medley, swimming the butterfly leg.

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