Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

Internet users say "we are not afraid" after Westminster attack

Read more

FOCUS

Pakistan faces water crisis

Read more

ENCORE!

Film show: 'Midwife', 'Beauty and the Beast' and 'Girl Asleep'

Read more

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

The hidden collection: Iran exhibits contemporary art masterpieces

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

More countries suspend Brazilian meat imports amid scandal

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Brussels attacks, one year on: 'What if their hate has contaminated us?'

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

DR Congo: Rare footage of killings in central Kasaï province sparks alarm

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

French interior minister quits over holiday jobs for daughters

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

A French presidential debate with few surprises

Read more

Brazil's Cesar Cielo breaks 50m freestyle world record

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2009-12-18

Brazilian Olympic champion Cesar Cielo set a new world record in the men's 50m freestyle on Friday (20.91) at the Brazilian swimming championship Friday. The previous record was achieved by France's Frederick Bousquet (20.94).

AFP - Brazil's Olympic champion Cesar Cielo completed his sprint record double on Friday by setting a new world mark in the men's 50m freestyle at the Brazilian swimming championships here.

The 22-year-old Cielo clocked 20.91sec to better the previous world record of 20.94 achieved by France's Frederick Bousquet on April 26, 2009 in Montpellier, France.

"I really wanted to finish the year with the 50m and 100m freestyle records," said Cielo, who set the world record over 100m in 46:91 at the world championships in Rome this year.

"I was so anxious I got up at 3am this morning. It's hard to control yourself but thank God everything turned out well."

The record caps a spectacular year for the Brazilian who won two gold medals in the 50m and 100m freestyle races at the world championships.

At the Beijing Olympics, Cielo won the 50m freestyle gold and 100m freestyle bronze.
 

Date created : 2009-12-18

COMMENT(S)