Gold medalist Agnel sets world record

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Yannick Agnel has set a short course world record in the 400-meter freestyle at the French swimming championships.

The Frenchman finished in 3 minutes, 32.25 seconds at the nationals in Angers on Thursday, beating German swimmer Paul Biedermann’s previous mark of 3:32.77, which was set in 2009 with a high-tech bodysuit.

The 20-year-old Agnel won the Olympic gold medal in the 200 freestyle and the 4×100 freestyle relay in London, as well as silver in the 4×200 freestyle relay.

Agnel shaved a massive 7.66 seconds off his previous best mark of 3:39.91 from 2010.