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Ugo
Crousillat
FranceFrance, FRA
Water polo

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
27 October 1990
Height
190 cm
Weight
94 kg
Residence
Marseille, FRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, French

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up water polo at age 10.
Club / Team
Pays D'Aix Natation: France
Name of coach
Alexandre Donsimoni [club], FRA; Nenad Vukanic [national], MNE
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Wing
Handedness
Left

General Interest

Hobbies
Sport, listening to music, travelling, spending time with family and friends. (Facebook page, 08 Aug 2018)
Injuries
He had an ear-drum injury in March 2018 that kept him out of competition for one month. (france-waterpolo.fr, 28 Apr 2018; team-strasbourg.fr, 13 Apr 2018; ffnatation.fr, 04 Apr 2018)
Famous relatives
His father Marc and uncle Michel played water polo for France at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul. (waterpoloworld.com, 26 Jun 2014; sports-reference.com, 2012)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (lpwp.fr, 07 Oct 2016)
Other information
NATIONAL FIRST
In 2017, he became the first French water polo player to win the LEN Champions League when his club Szolnoki beat Dubrovnik in the final. "If I had been told some years ago I just would not have believed it." (laprovence.com, 02 Jun 2017)

FRANCE TO MONTENEGRO AND BACK
In 2012, he went to Montenegro with a view to representing the Montenegrin national team. Then-Montenegrin head coach Ranko Perovic thought he had the potential to make the squad, but insisted he would have to play club water polo locally. The player agreed and joined VK Budva, and was soon on the national team. However, in 2013 he moved to AN Brescia in Italy and decided to end his involvement with the Montenegrin national team. In 2015, he returned to the French national team. (waterpoloworld.com, 26 Jun 2014; Facebook page, 31 Mar 2016; waterpoloworld.com, 25 Jan 2016)