The Devil and Miss Manaudou

Comeback Success For the French Olympic Queen

A warm welcome back to the lovely Laure… Yesterday at the French Olympic Trials, Laure Manaudou sealed her return to the Olympic stage with victory in the women’s 100 back. Her time – 1:00.16 – was no joke. Just tenths off her lifetime best, and fast enough to put her back in the game for the medals in London. An Olympic champion eight years ago in Athens, with a lifetime of celebrity and scandal stuffed in between, one of the greats of her generation is back.

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