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Matthieu
Rosset
FranceFrance, FRA
Male
Diving

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
26 May 1990
Height
170 cm
Weight
64 kg
Residence
Paris, FRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
French
Higher education
Landscape Architecture - National Institute of Sport and Physical Education [INSEP]: Paris, FRA

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began diving in 1997 at the Lyon Plongeon Club in France.
Why this sport?
His parents enrolled him in several sports clubs when he was a child, including athletics and judo. However, when he tried doing flips into a swimming pool during a summer holiday he knew he wanted to pursue diving.

General Interest

Hobbies
Making videos. (leprogres.fr, 15 Sep 2017; natation.usol.fr, 26 Mar 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (ffnatation.fr, 17 Nov 2017)
Injuries
He suffered fractures to both of his heels in a trampolining accident during training two days before the 2008 European Junior Championships in Minsk, Belarus. (usol.fr, 13 Jul 2011)
Other sports
He has competed in gymnastics at national age group level in France. (usol.fr, 13 Jul 2011)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. (natation.usol.fr, 26 Mar 2018)
Other information
NATIONAL FIRST
He and diving partner Laura Marino became the first French divers to win a gold medal at the world championships when they won the team event at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (ffnatation.fr, 17 Nov 2017)

SPORTING BREAK AND FUTURE PLANS
In 2017 he decided to take a break from competitive sport to focus on his passion for cinema and videos, entering a cinema school in Paris, France. "I already produce some videos, and I would like to improve in order to develop diving through multimedia. I have already produced diving videos and post them online for clubs that have asked me. I would like to do this profession to promote diving." (leprogres.fr, 15 Sep 2017; natation.usol.fr, 26 Mar 2018)

POOL
A diving pool in Vaugneray, France, was named after him in 2018. (ffnatation.fr, 02 May 2018)