Camille Muffat

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameCamille-Marie Manuella•Muffat
Used nameCamille•Muffat
Born28 October 1989 in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes (FRA)
Died9 March 2015 in near Villa Castelli, La Rioja (ARG)
Measurements183 cm / 71 kg
AffiliationsOlympic Nice, Nice (FRA)
NOC France
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 3


Camille Muffat started out primarily in individual medley but later turned to mid-distance freestyle races. The highlight of her career was winning gold in the 400 free at the 2012 London Olympics, where she also added a silver medal in the 200 free and a bronze in the 4×200 free relay with France. At the Long-Course World Championships, Muffat won four bronze medals, two in 2011 and two in 2013, but she won gold in the 200 freestyle at the 2010 Short-Course Worlds. At the Short-Course Europeans, Muffat won seven medals, with four golds, one in the 2007 200 IM, and three golds in 2012. She also won two medals (silver and bronze) at the Long-Course Europeans in 2008 and 2010. Muffat was the 200 IM gold medalist at the 2009 Mediterranean Games.

Muffat began studying for a degree in economics after high school, but left school to concentrate on her swimming. In January 2012 she was made a Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur. She retired from competitive swimming in July 2014. In March 2015 Muffat was with a group of sports stars participating in the reality TV show “Dropped” in northwest Argentina. She was flying in a helicopter that collided with another chopper for the show, killing ten people, including Muffat and French Olympic boxing medalist Alexis Vastine.

Personal Bests: 200 m freestyle – 1:54.66 (2012); 400 m freestyle – 4:01.13 (2012); 400 m IM – 4:38.23 (2008).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
2008 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) FRA Camille Muffat
4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Women (Olympic) France 5
200 metres Individual Medley, Women (Olympic) 12
400 metres Individual Medley, Women (Olympic) 19
2012 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) FRA Camille Muffat
200 metres Freestyle, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver
400 metres Freestyle, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Women (Olympic) France 3 Bronze

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