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Coralie
Balmy
FranceFrance, FRA
Female
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
02 June 1987
Height
180 cm
Weight
67 kg
Residence
Antibes, FRA
Languages
Creole, French
Higher education
Language Studies, Veterinary Science - University of Toulouse II-Le Mirail: France

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age four.
Why this sport?
Her mother took her and her brother to the local pool, because swimming was always a passion of hers.

International Debut

Year
2006
Competing for
France
Tournament
European Championships

General Interest

Hero / Idol
French swimmer Laura Manaudou. (metronews.fr, 16 Aug 2014)
Awards and honours
She was awarded the Chevalier of the National Order of Merit. (lemonde.fr, 18 Jan 2013)

In 2008 the French Swimming Federation [FFN] named her the Swimmer of the Year. (ffnatation.fr, 29 Feb 2008)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She retired from competitive swimming after the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (lefigaro.fr, 27 Dec 2016)

MARTINIQUE
Born in Martinique, at age 12 she moved to France. (metronews.fr, 16 Aug 2014)