13 April 1971 |
Salon-de-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
Franck Esposito (born 13 April 1971 in Salon-de-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône) 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. During his career, he set the short course World Record in the 200 fly 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). He also held the French Record in the long course 100 fly from August 1993-April 2008.
- (French) La fiche de Franck Esposto, from L'Équipe; retrieved 2013-06-23.
- Esposito's entry Archived 24 September 2013 at the Wayback Machine. at sports-reference.com; retrieved 2013-06-23.
- (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.
- (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.
|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