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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

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