Former Trojan All-American Clement Lefert wins a gold medal as part of France's 400m freestyle relay
THIS SEASON: Clement Lefert, a 2011 sophomore and French Olympian, is USC's top returning swimmer who could be a three-time NCAA finalist this year. An All-American as a freshman, he is also valuable on relays. He owns USC's record in the 200y free (1:33.67).
2010: Lefert was a two-time All-American as a 2010 freshman. He was third at the NCAA Championships in the 500y free (4:13.77), finishing less than two tenths of a second out of first after leading for most of the race. He also helped USC to sixth place in the 800y free relay, won the consolation final of the 200y free (1:33.84), was 15th in the 200y fly (1:44.15) and swam on both medley relays ... At the Pac-10 Championships, Lefert won USC's first 200y free (1:33.75) title since 2002 and also led off USC's first-place 800y free relay. It was his leadoff swim in the relay that netted him the school record (1:33.67). He was also second in the 500y free (4:16.70) and fourth in the 200y fly (1:43.94).
HIGH SCHOOL: Lefert competed for his native France at the 2008 Olympics in the 4x200m free relay. He won his first French national titles in the 100m and 200m fly in the spring of 2009 and posted the second-fastest French time ever (1:55.05) in the 200m fly semifinals. At the 2009 World Championships in Rome, he tied for 17th in the 100m fly (0.05 away from advancing to the semifinals) and also swam on the 4x100m medley relay, which finished fifth ... He was also a finalist in the 2008 European Short Course Championships in the 200m free and raced at the 2007 European Short Course Championships ... At the 2008 French nationals, he was second in both the 200m free and 200m fly.
PERSONAL: He was born on September 26, 1987 ... He is an economics major at USC.
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