Mélanie HENIQUE

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FrenchBorn Mélanie HENIQUE

French competitive swimmer

Born on December 22, 1992 in Amiens , France (31 years)

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Mélanie Henique (born 22 December 1992) is a French competitive swimmer. She won a bronze medal in the 50 metre butterfly at the 2011 World Championships and a silver medal in the 50 metre butterfly at the 2022 World Aquatics Championships.

...   Mélanie Henique (born 22 December 1992) is a French competitive swimmer. She won a bronze medal in the 50 metre butterfly at the 2011 World Championships and a silver medal in the 50 metre butterfly at the 2022 World Aquatics Championships.


Career
At the 2011 World Aquatics Championships, held in Shanghai, China, Henique achieved a time of 25.86 seconds in the final of the 50 metre butterfly and won the bronze medal, finishing 0.15 seconds behind gold medalist Inge Dekker of the Netherlands.
Henique qualified to represent France at the 2020 Summer Olympics. At the Olympic Games, held in Tokyo, Japan in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she tied Simone Manuel of the United States for eleventh place in the 50 metre freestyle with a time of 24.63 seconds.
At the 2022 World Aquatics Championships, held at Danube Arena in Budapest, Hungary, Henique won the silver medal in the 50 metre butterfly with a time of 25.31 seconds, finishing less than four-tenths of a second behind gold medalist Sarah Sjöström of Sweden and one-hundredth of a second ahead of bronze medalist Zhang Yufei of China (also in 2024 but wins the mixed freestyle relay in 2022).


Personal life
In 2014, she was 55th on Brigitte Fouré's list for the municipal elections in Amiens.
In 2015, being openly lesbian, she was a victim of a homophobic attack in Amiens, suffering from a broken nose and forcing her to withdraw from the French Swimming Open.


References


External links

Mélanie Henique at World Aquatics
Mélanie Henique at SwimRankings.net
Mélanie Henique at the International Swimming League
Mélanie Henique at Olympics.com
Mélanie Henique at Olympedia



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