Clément Lefert

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Clément Lefert
Clément Lefert 2012.jpg
Personal information
Full name Clément Lefert
Nationality  France
Born (1987-09-26) 26 September 1987 (age 29)
Nice, France
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle, butterfly
Club Olympic Nice
College team University of Southern California

Clément Lefert (born 26 September 1987 in Nice) is a retired French Olympic champion in swimming.[1][2] He won a gold medal at the London 2012 Summer Olympics in the 4 × 100 meters freestyle relay, with team mates Amaury Leveaux, Fabien Gilot, and Yannick Agnel, besting the American relay team that included Michael Phelps.[3] He also won a silver medal in the 4 x 200 meters freestyle relay.[4] Lefert is an economics major at the University of Southern California (USC), and holds USC's record in the 200 yard freestyle (1:33.67).[2]

On 1 January 2013, Lefert was made a Knight (Chevalier) of the Légion d'honneur.[5]

After finishing his higher education studies, he started as a trader in a commodities trading company in London.

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  • [1] – University of Southern California athlete profile at
  • [2] – BBC Olympics athlete profile and statistics