- The 21-year-old, who won two golds, two silvers and a bronze at the World Championships in Melbourne last month as well as being named the outstanding female swimmer of the championships, is expected to make a statement about her future on Tuesday. [Link]
- "She said goodbye to me," said Manaudou's friend and teammate Esther Baron. How long will that friendship last, one wonders: if Manaudou decides, the legendary best of Egerszegi will come under threat over 200m backstroke, let alone the high standard achieved by Baron, European champion for France last year. Assuming, of course, that Manaudou's march to the pantheon continues without Lucas.
- Lucas is reported to have said to Manaudou: "She has no head for swimming because of her personal problems". [Ass! You don't say that in public!- Tony] Link
George Bernard Shaw's take on Manaudou: "Youth is wasted on the young."