July 1, 2022

in police custody in a case of rape of a minor, who is the victim?

AGNEL. Olympic swimming champion, Yannick Agnel was arrested and taken into custody as part of a judicial investigation for a case of rape of a minor.

Yannick Agnel, former swimmer and above all double Olympic swimming champion in London, was arrested and taken into custody as part of a judicial investigation for rape of a minor after a rogatory commission from the investigating judge according to CNews information , confirmed by AFP this Thursday, December 9. Mulhouse prosecutor Edwige Roux-Morizot indicated that investigators from the DTPJ (Territorial Directorate of the Judicial Police) of Mulhouse arrested the swimming champion at his Paris home around 12:15 p.m. on Thursday. Also according to the prosecutor, the alleged victim came to file a complaint this summer, for facts that date back several years (2016 according to the prosecutor’s information)

According to the prosecutor’s information, the victim was 15 years old at the material time. L’Equipe indicates that it would be a swimmer who trained with Yannick Agnel in Mulhouse between 2014 and 2016 (the swimmer was licensed at Mulhouse Olympic Natation). Several swimmers have also been auditioned in recent days.

Who is Yannick Agnel

Born on June 9, 1992, Yannick Agnel is one of the most successful swimmers in French swimming with two gold medals at the London Olympics in the 200m freestyle and the 4x100m relay and a silver medal in the relay 4×200, but also two world titles in the long course and one in the short course, its specialty being therefore the 200m freestyle.

Yannick Agnel retired

It was just after the Rio Olympics in 2016 that Yannick Agnel from Nîmes retired. The man with two Olympic titles will make this decision after his elimination in the 200m freestyle heats. After resuming his studies by integrating Paris-Dauphine University, Yannick Agnel became a consultant for France Télévisions in 2019.

Yannick Agnel and E-sport

The former swimmer is also very involved in the field of E-sport by becoming sports director of the professional team (MCES), an entity based in Marseille which excels at a high level in games like Fortnite, League of Legends or Clash of clans. For the past few months, he has also been hosting an eSport podcast in partnership with France Info and L’Equipe. Asked by Le Figaro, the ex-swimmer explained that he felt good in this new area. “When I stopped swimming, I focused on the areas that seemed to me to be the right decisions but I came up against the reality of things: I was not really passionate about my choices. touch the radiator to realize that it was hot. By funnel effect, I analyzed what I really wanted to work in in the future. And I found what suited me, especially with the E -sport.

Yannick Agnel and Jordan Pothain

Considered one of the leaders in Rio, had Yannick Agnel let go of the France team? At the time, when he was engaged in the 4x200m relay, Yannick Agnel forfeited, leaving his team all alone. A difficult choice to cash at the time for Jordan Pothain. “Everyone will have their own opinion. We have been bathed in lies, a lot of lies surrounded this relay.” He even added in an interview with L’Equipe that “he was dishonest towards his teammates, the people of the France team and towards me as an individual”. The main party responded to the controversy at a press conference, assuring that he would have swam “suffering or not” if the national technical swimming directorate had not replaced him against his will. “Even at 40 fever, I would have got high, he added. Those who know me know that I have never let go of anyone, nor abandoned anyone, let alone my team.”

What is the shoe size of Yannick Agnel?

The Nîmes swimmer has quite impressive measurements. In addition to his 2.02m (he measured 1.93m at 14) and his 90kg, the London Olympic champion wears a 50.