Gregory Mallet – doskonały francuski pływak, złoty medalista olimpijski z Londynu 2012 i jego zamiłowanie do produktów Denon

gru 04, 2013
Grégory Mallet is a French international swimmer, born in 1984. He trains at the club of 
Marseille, France (Le Cercle des Nageurs).

Olympic Games 
Silver medal at the Olympic Games of London in 2012 for the 4 x 200m freestyle
Silver medal at the Olympic Games of Beijing in 2008 for the 4 x 100m freestyle

World Championships
Gold medal in Barcelona in 2013 for the 4 x 100m freestyle
Silver medal in Shanghai in 2011 for the 4 x 200m freestyle
Bronze medal in Roma in 2009 for the 4 x 200m freestyle
Bronze medal in Melbourne in 2007 for the 4 x 100m freestyle

How long have you been swimming at high level?
Grégory Mallet (GM): “I have been swimming at high level 
since 2000 and I’ve been swimming with the French Team 
for 8 years.”

On average, how many hours a day do you swim?
GM: “In peak time, I train between 6-7am daily.”

Do you practice any other sports to enhance your 

GM: “Yes, I do a lot of muscle building, also cycling at the 
beginning of the year and I practice a lot of wakeboard for 

Do you listen to music when you train and if so, what kind ?
GM: “Well, it is very difficult to listen to music when you 
swim and it is not in the protocol of training. However, I 
sometimes listen to music while swimming during recovery 

Is there particular music that helps you concentrate before 
a major race?

GM: “During a championship I listen to a lot of Rap U.S., 
such as 50cent. Also I have been a big fan of Mickael 
Jackson since I was a child.“ 

What is your next important championship?
GM: “The championships of France in April 2014, they 
are really important because I have to qualify in order to 
participate in the European Championships in Berlin, 
August 2014.“

What is your greatest achievement as an athlete?
GM: “I would say my whole career and my Olympic medals.“ 

What are your passions once you leave the swimming 

GM: “I am a big fan of mechanics, old cars, especially the 
old American ones. I like driving as much as having my 
hands in the engine. But not only cars, I also drive a Harley. 
Then wakeboard during the summer.“ 

Are you someone who only listens to wireless music or are 
you an enthusiast of old good CDs and vinyls?

GM: “Well, wireless music is indeed very convenient, I 
download music that I can listen to everywhere. But I remain 
a fan of CDs and LPs. There is such a high quality of sound 
from the turntables, I remember the one my parents had, 
this is the kind of equipment that you keep for life. I have a 
friend who renovates antique objects including jukeboxes, 
it’d be fun to have one.”

In the era of social networking and Smartphones, are you 
addicted to your phone, your FB and Twitter?

GM: “I’m not an addict for sure, I can live without it during 
holidays, but the smartphone has become indispensable 
today. I‘m a good user and social networks let me keep in 
touch with my fans and people who follow me on Facebook, 
Twitter, or Instagram.“ 

What do you think of the AH-D600 and the Exercise Freak 

GM: “I love the AH-D600, it is very comfortable and lets 
me isolate myself when I want to be in my bubble before or 
after training / racing. The Exercise Freak is very convenient. 
However the arch headphone is much more important 
than the in-ear headphones for athletes because the arch 
headphone really allows you to focus, to feel alone in your 
bubble before a competition.“ 

What do you think of the various Denon products that you 
could test?

GM: “DHT-T100 is turned on as soon as I‘m home. I love 
it! Sound modes selection is very well thought because 
there is a very unique power of sound for every single 
mode. In addition, it is extremely easy to set up and use. 
The Bluetooth function allows me to listen to my music 
directly from my iPhone. The Ceol is equally impressive 
with powerful sound that surprises since the small size of 
the chain. I am very satisfied with the quality of the Denon 

Thank you! “