The 20-year-old Toulouse swimmer offered himself, Tuesday in the 200 meter butterfly, his second charm in these world championships after gold in the 400 meter medley.
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Léon Marchand is one of the great stuff. In the Duna Arena in Budapest, Tuesday, June 21, the Toulousain won a new world medal, silver this time. He was overtaken by a Hungarian UFO, Kristof Milak, who set a new world record (1″50″34) at home.
The French prodigy swam in a time of 1’53″37, almost a second better than his French record set the day before in the semi-final. This is already his second medal here after that obtained in the 400 meter medley.