The Associated Foreign Press is reporting that French superstar Laure Manaudou returned to the pool earlier this week to begin September 30th, International. The Associated Foreign Press is reporting that French superstar Laure Manaudou returned to the pool earlier this week to begin training towards the World Championships in Shanghai and the Olympics in London. Manaudou retired in September of after 5 roller-coaster years of a career. In , she burst on to the international scene by winning Olympic gold in the free at only 17 years old.
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Last night, she expressed reserved pleasure that she made it through to the finals of the m free and the tonight's m backstroke semis, but until then the aspect of her Beijing experience that she had enthused about was that "it's great to be invisible". As the first French swimmer to win gold since , she returned home from Athens a national heroine. More telling were the advertisers falling over themselves to sign Manaudou, and L'Equipe classing her as the only athlete in France as popular as the nation's footballers. Everything was going - yes - swimmingly.
T he personal life of year-old Laure Manaudou hit turbulent waters this year when she left her French coach of six years and then apparently fell out with her new Italian coach, who was allegedly unimpressed by the swimmer's attitude during training. This month her relationship with Italian swimmer Luca Marin came to an end after a very public row and now her ex-boyfriend has been accused of posting naked photos and a video of her on the Internet. The former champion cannot find solace in the water or on land. After two disappointing defeats in two days, Manaudou says, "I'm asking myself if it's worth continuing.