Luca Martin, who has denied having anything to with the photos circulating the Internet, told an Italian newspaper, Gazzetta dello Sport "I know nothing about the video and have only seen the photos. Yes, it looks like it's really her but it is ridiculous to think it was me who put them there." The Italian swimmer told reporters, "I was extremely pained to see these pictures, and I was told that a French website claimed they were put online by me or with my consent. That's all nonsense." Will Manaudou continue the swimming competition amidst all the dramas and disappoinments? Her personal coach, Lionel Horter, demonstrated his faith in her when he said, "I think she'll start the 200 back. I'm going to push her by tapping on her champion's mindset."
New York Post reports that Maccarty was swimming off the coast of Marathon, Florida, when he was attacked by the shark earlier this month. He’d been eating lunch on the boat when his friends were diving for lobsters. One of his pals came up for air and said he’d shot a grouper with a spear gun and that it was stuck in a hole about 10 feet under water. Since Maccarty was skilled at getting groupers out of holes, the captain asked him to go down and help retrieve it. As it turns out, a nurse shark rushed out of another hole, bit Maccarty, and refused to let go. It stayed latched onto his stomach until he got in the boat, which was a struggle since the shark was trying to tear into him. Maccarty had to swim without using his hands as he tried to prevent the small but mighty shark from pulling him down.
Born in Haiti to a Haitian mother and a French father, Jacquotte had a tough childhood. Her mother died giving birth to her brother, who suffered from mild brain damage . Although not much is known about her background, her father was killed , leaving Jacquotte with little money to look after herself and her brother. Jacquotte, a redheaded beauty, was forced to turn to piracy in the Caribbean to care for her brother. Active in the 1660s, she faked her own death to escape the government hunt for her. After living for many years as a man, she returned to piracy and became known as “ Back from the Dead Red .” Jacquotte is thought to have sailed alongside Anne Dieu-Le-Vuet.