Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

FIFA President Sepp Blatter steps down amid South Africa World Cup 2010 bribery claims

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Reactions to Sepp Blatter's resignation

Read more

DEBATE

Defeating ISIS: Back to the drawing board?

Read more

FOCUS

The monk who saved ancient manuscripts from IS jihadists

Read more

ENCORE!

Amer Shomali: Harnessing black humour to tell Palestinian stories

Read more

REPORTERS

Video - Abu Azrael: ‘Iraq’s Rambo’

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Australian FM Bishop: In the fight against IS group, 'we are dealing with non-state actors'

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Are state-subsidised jobs the solution to France's rising unemployment?

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Nigeria currency scam: Anti-corruption agency arrests 20 bankers

Read more

Manaudou withdraws from 200m freestyle at Olympics

Latest update : 2008-04-22

France's Laure Manaudou pulled out of the 200m freestyle at the National Championships, but claimed the 100m backstroke title only hours later. Once an asset, consecutive races now seem to be taking their toll. (Story: C.Casali, C.Moore)

World record holder Laure Manaudou will not take part in the 200 metres freestyle at the Beijing Olympics after pulling out of the event at her national championships, the French federation said on Tuesday.


Manaudou had struggled to earn an Olympic berth in the 400 metres freestyle on Monday when she finished third in the French final and suffered her first defeat in the discipline at a major championships since June 2004.


She set her 200 metres freestyle world record when she swam the distance in one minute 55.52 seconds at last year's world championships in Melbourne.

Date created : 2008-04-22

COMMENT(S)