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) 14 July 1988 (age 27)
Abbeville, France
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Backstroke

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

Career[edit]

He appeared on the world stage at the 2009 European Short Course Swimming Championships in Istanbul where he was part of the winning 4x50m Freestyle Relay and finished in the top 8 in the 50m Breaststroke. The next year at the 2010 European Short Course Swimming Championships in Hungary, Stravius won his first medal at an international meet, winning a silver in the 100m Backstroke. At this meet, he also was part of the winning 4x100m Medley Relay and the Bronze winning team of the 4x200 Freestyle Relay. Stravius won his first international gold winning the gold medal in the 100m backstroke at the 2011 FINA World Championships in Shanghai. He shared it with countryman Camille Lacourt. He also received a silver in the 4x100m Freestyle Relay and the 4x200 Freestyle Relay at this meet.[1]

Kazan 2015

Stravius got third at the French Olympic Trials in the 100m Backstroke, just missing out on a chance to swim an individual event at the Olympics. 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.[1]

On July 28, 2013, at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Jeremy was part of the winning 4x100m Medley Relay where he swam the Butterfly leg. 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".[2] 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.[3] He also won a silver in the 50m Backstroke and the 100m Backstroke. At this meet he also swam the 200m I.M. and the 4x200 Freestyle Relay.[1]

At the 2014 European Aquatics Championships in Berlin, Stravius earned two silvers, one of them in the 50m Backstroke and the other in the 100m Backstroke. He also won a gold in the 400m Freestyle.[1]

Stravius currently holds the French National Record in the 200m I.M. and the 100 SCM Butterfly.[1]

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