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Mélanie
Henique
FranceFrance, FRA
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
22 December 1992
Height
172 cm
Weight
62 kg
Residence
Marseille, FRA
Occupation
Athlete, Police Officer
Languages
English, French

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
Her brother taught her to swim when she was about age five or six.
Club / Team
CN Marseille: France
Name of coach
Julien Jacquier [club]

General Interest

Hobbies
Watching movies, listening to music. (Facebook page, 09 May 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up, just try it one more time." (ffnatation.fr, 28 Jul 2017)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (ffnatation.fr, 04 Mar 2017)
Other information
ASSAULT
In June 2015 she required surgery on a broken nose after she and two friends were attacked by four men outside a restaurant in Amiens, France. The attack was characterised in the media as being motivated by homophobia as she is openly gay. "There was a lot of hate. Psychologically, it was a shock, I did not expect it at all." (lequipe.fr, 05 Jul 2015)