She has held the world record in freestyle events between and meter. She is the daughter of a French father and a Dutch mother, and she is the older sister of Florent Manaudou who is also an Olympic gold medalist swimmer. She won the gold medal in the women's meter freestyle at the Athens Olympics. It was France's first gold medal ever in women's swimming and the first swimming gold medal won by a French athlete since Jean Boiteux 's victory in the meter men's freestyle event at Helsinki in Manaudou won the silver medal in the women's meter freestyle at the Athens Olympics. In that race, she had a quick start but was passed down the stretch by Ai Shibata of Japan.
Laure Manaudou 21 , French Olympic gold medalist swimmer, took pictures of herself without clothes on for her boyfriend, and Italian swimmer, Luca Marin. Laure and Marin had an ugly public break-up at a recent swim meet in Hungary. The pictures of Laure without clothes appeared just hours after the two split. There is also rumored to be a video, and currently it appears there is no real video only the rumor. Marin said when asked about the photos:. They the allegations are inventions.