David Aubry wins bronze in the 1,500m freestyle


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1,500 m freestyle (M): Wiffen large winner, David Aubry bronze medalist

Frenchman David Aubry won bronze and finished 13 hundredths off his French record. – (France TV)

The 27-year-old swimmer, second in the series, won the second world medal of his career on Sunday in Doha (Qatar).

Five years after his bronze medal in the 800m in Gwangju (South Korea), David Aubry obtained the same metal, Sunday February 18, in the 1,500m freestyle at the Swimming World Championships in Doha (Qatar).

Second in the series, the Frenchman knew he had a great opportunity to climb onto the podium, provided he could keep up with the big names in the distance, starting with Daniel Wiffen. Crowned world champion in the 800m earlier in the week, the Irishman immediately took charge in the final to never let his opponents believe in gold (14’34”07).

Second French medal at the Worlds

Behind, the German Florian Wellbrock, the Hungarian David Betlehem and the Ukrainian Mykhailo Romanchuk fought a great battle with the 27-year-old French swimmer. But it was the one who is licensed in Montpellier who took the bronze, behind Wellbrock, after a good effort over the last 50 meters. David Aubry narrowly missed improving his French record over the distance, by 14 hundredths (14’44”85 compared to 14’44”72, time achieved in 2019).

This is the second French medal of these World Swimming Races, after that gleaned by Mélanie Henique on Saturday in the 50 meter butterfly. The Blues also shone during the open water events, with a title and two silver medals.

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