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Béryl
Gastaldello
FranceFrance, FRA
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
13 February 1995
Height
178 cm
Family
Partner Zachary
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, French, Italian
Higher education
Business - Texas A&M University: College Station, TX, USA

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up swimming at age eight, and began training seriously at age 16.
Club / Team
Cercle de Nageurs de Marseille: France

General Interest

Hobbies
Playing the drums, skateboarding. (swimswam.com, 31 Oct 2018)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (12thman.com, 19 Jul 2015)
Injuries
She was diagnosed with glandular fever four months before the 2012 Olympic Games. (laprovence.com, 05 Apr 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"All things come to those who wait." (12thman.com, 19 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
She was named to the National Collegiate Athletic Association [NCAA] All-American first team in 2015, 2016 and 2018. (a.espncdn.com, 01 Sep 2018)

She was named the 2015 Southeastern Conference [SEC] Female Freshman of the Year. She was also selected to the conference's first team three years in a row between 2015 and 2017. (12thman.com, 14 Apr 2015; a.espncdn.com, 01 Sep 2018)

She was named in the SEC Academic Honour Roll in 2016/17 and 2017/18 and the SEC First-Year Academic Honour Roll in 2014/15. (a.espncdn.com, 01 Sep 2018)
Famous relatives
Her mother Veronique Jardin represented France in swimming at the 1984 and 1992 Olympic Games. Her grandmother Amelie Mirkowitch and father Eric Gastaldello also competed in swimming. (ffnatation.fr, 27 Jun 2015; laprovence.com, 05 Apr 2015; leparisien.fr, 05 Apr 2015)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (thebatt.com, 26 Sep 2016)
Other information
STUDYING ABROAD
In 2014 she moved to the United States of America to compete and study at Texas A&M University. "I never visited or anything. I knew nothing about the team or anything, I just followed my instinct." (thebatt.com, 26 Sep 2016)