Ex-Olympic champ Manaudou swaps swimming pool for handball


Former Olympic champion swimmer Florent Manaudou told AFP on Tuesday that he is taking a break from the pool to concentrate on playing handball.

The 50m freestyle gold medallist from London 2012 said in a statement he didn’t want to take “hasty or radical decisions” but wanted to avoid continuing his swimming career “without pleasure”.

The 25-year-old will instead train with the Aix-en-Provence handball team, although “without any ambition other than to give my best” and “find a different source of pleasure”.

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