Coralie Balmy

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Personal information
Surname: Coralie Balmy
Nation: FranceFrance France
Swimming style (s) : Freestyle
Society: Dauphins Toulouse OEC
Birthday: June 8, 1987
Place of birth: La Trinité , Martinique
Size: 1.83 m
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Coralie Balmy (born  June 8, 1987 in La Trinité , Martinique ) is a French swimmer . She is a knight of the French National Order of Merit .


Balmy was considered for the French national team at the European Short Course Championships in Helsinki in 2006 . There she reached seventh place over 400 meters freestyle.

A year later, at the European Short Course Championships in Debrecen in 2007 , she won her first major international title. She became European champion in the 800 meter freestyle and achieved the bronze medal in the 200 meter freestyle.

In Eindhoven , at the European Swimming Championships in 2008 , she was the first European champion on the long course with the French 4 × 200 meter freestyle relay. In addition, she was able to win the silver medal in the 200 meters freestyle. A few months later, she competed in the 400 and 800 meter freestyle at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and was part of the French 4 × 200 meter freestyle relay. Over the 400 meter freestyle, she missed the podium by just eight hundredths and came in fourth. She finished twelfth over the 800 meters and finished fifth in the relay.

Balmy finished the French short course championships in Angers in December 2008 in 1: 53.18 minutes with a new 200 meter freestyle world record .

At the short course European championships in Rijeka , which started just a few days later , she was European champion in the 400 meters and second in the 800 meters freestyle course.

At the 2012 Olympic Games in London , Coralie Balmy won the bronze medal in the 4 × 200 m freestyle relay.

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Individual evidence

  1. on, accessed on March 21, 2013 and Cérémonie de remise de décorations aux médaillés Olympiques de Londres ( Memento of March 12, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) on, accessed on March 21, 2013