French swimmer Rafael Fente-Damers injures shoulder in celebration following Olympic qualification

By Jurassic JennJun 22, 2024 20:05 PMSport
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In an exuberant display of joy, French swimmer Rafael Fente-Damers injured his shoulder while celebrating his qualification for the upcoming Olympics, SSP reported. During the French Championships in Chartres, which now serve as qualifiers for the Paris Olympics, Fente-Damers secured second place in the 100-meter freestyle final. Overflowing with excitement, he punched the water in celebration, instantly expressing regret as he held his shoulder in pain.

Photographs circulating later captured Fente-Damers wearing a sling, with reports stating that he had dislocated his shoulder. Despite the setback, Fente-Damers remains optimistic as his compatriot and race winner, Maxime Grousset, expressed his hopes for Fente-Damers' recovery, highlighting the swimmer's fearless nature and predicting further progress in his swimming career.

To date, there is no official update from the French Swimming Federation regarding the extent of Fente-Damers' injury. However, his absence would be of concern for the relay team, who eagerly anticipate his involvement.

Furthermore, it is worth noting that earlier this year, Fente-Damers committed to both swimming and studying at the University of Texas, where he is set to train under the guidance of renowned American coach Bob Bowman.

With the Olympics scheduled to commence on July 26, followed by the swimming events on July 27, Fente-Damers' recovery progress remains a key focus. Ultimately, the entire swimming community hopes for his swift and successful rehabilitation, allowing him to showcase his talents on the international stage as planned.

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