Florent Manaudou
Courtesy of: Rob Schumacher - USA Today Sports
VICHY, France, July 3. THIS weekend at the French Open in Vichy, Florent Manaudou will be the crowd favorite in the 50 free, as the Frenchman steps up to assert his dominance over what is expected to be a star-studded field.

Manaudou won the 50 free at last year's French Open over world record holder Cesar Cielo and James Magnussen. In this Throwback Thursday video, you'll see how Manaudou's start gave him the advantage he needed to hold off a late charge from the field.

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