Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Coralie Balmy warming up that pool!

French swimmer, Coralie Balmy, during warm-up. In my opinion, Coralie, is so stunning to look at that she makes movie star, Halle Berry, look like a waitress at Denny's.

Wiki Bio: Coralie Balmy (born June 8, 1987 in La Trinité) is a freestyle swimmer from France, who was born in Martinique (France). She won her first senior title at the 2008 European Aquatics Championships in Eindhoven in the 4×200 relay freestyle. At the same Championships she won the silver medal in the 400 m freestyle with the time of 4:04.15, all-time fourth fastest behind Federica Pellegrini's world record.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, she finished fourth in the 400 m freestyle final. On December 6, 2008 she set the world record for the 200 m Free (SC) at the French National Championships in Angers, France in a time of 1:53.16.


Trev said...

I have a feeling we're going to be hearing a lot about Coralie in the coming years. France needs a new Laure Manadou.

Tony Austin said...

I have not done enough research on he distance swimmers but she and Chloe Sutton are contenders.

Chris DeSantis said...


I think Chloe has a ways to go. She is currently ranked 10th and 8th in the 400 and 800 respectively. My contenders (in no particular order);

Lotte Friis- 800 only (Denmark)
Rebecca Adlington (Great Britain)
Federica Pellegrini-400 only (Italy)

To name a few.