Clément Lefert

Clément Lefert (born 26 September 1987 in Nice) is a retired French Olympic champion in swimming.[1][2] He won a gold medal at the London 2012 Summer Olympics in the 4 × 100 meters freestyle relay, with team mates Amaury Leveaux, Fabien Gilot, and Yannick Agnel, besting the American relay team that included Michael Phelps.[3] He also won a silver medal in the 4 x 200 meters freestyle relay.[4] Lefert is an economics major at the University of Southern California (USC), and holds USC's record in the 200 yard freestyle (1:33.67).[2]

Clément Lefert
Personal information
Full nameClément Lefert
Nationality France
Born (1987-09-26) 26 September 1987
Nice, France
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight85 kg (187 lb)
StrokesFreestyle, butterfly
ClubOlympic Nice
College teamUniversity of Southern California

On 1 January 2013, Lefert was made a Knight (Chevalier) of the Légion d'honneur.[5]

After finishing his higher education studies, he started as a trader in a commodities trading company in London.

See also


  1. "French Olympic Champion Clement Lefert Retires". Archived from the original on 3 February 2013.
  2. "Clement Lefert Profile - University of Southern California Official Athletic Site". 30 July 2012. Archived from the original on 2 August 2012. Retrieved 14 August 2012.
  3. Jul 29 8:38p by Avinash Kunnath. "London 2012 Results: Clement Lefert Bests Michael Phelps And Ryan Lochte, Kim Rhode With Milestone Gold - SB Nation Los Angeles". Retrieved 14 August 2012.
  4. "Two more Olympic swimming medals for Pac-12 > Pac12 > News-London". Retrieved 14 August 2012.
  5. Légion d'Honneur: Aschieri, Muffat et Agnel dans la promo du 1er janvier Archived 27 September 2013 at the Wayback Machine -

See also

  • University of Southern California athlete profile at
  • BBC Olympics athlete profile and statistics
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