FINA World Championships, Swimming: Flash! Cesar Cielo Breaks 47 Seconds, Wins 100 Free in World Record

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ROME, Italy, July 30. BRAZIL's Cesar Cielo broke both the official and unofficial world records in the men's 100 free for the win at the FINA World Championships.

Cielo scorched the pool with a 46.91 to break the official world record of 47.05 set by Eamon Sullivan at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Cielo also bettered the 46.94 set by Alain Bernard in an unapproved suit back in April.

Bernard checked in with a silver-winning time of 47.12, while teammate Fred Bousquet took bronze in 47.25.

Canada's Brent Hayden placed fourth overall with a 47.27, while David Walters of the U.S. clocked a 47.33 for fifth, and picked off Michael Phelps' American record of 47.51.

Sweden's Stefan Nystrand (47.37), South Africa's Lyndon Ferns (47.94) and Brazil's Nicolas Oliveira (48.01) also competing in the championship finale.

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