TEMPE, Arizona, May 25. IN a pretty loaded finale, Brazil's Cesar Cielo continued his return from a knee injury with a victory in the 50-meter free at the Arizona Invitational.
Just days after appearing on the Morning Swim Show, where he talked about the reasons for coming to Arizona for training, as well as how his knees are holding up about seven months after having surgery to decrease inflammation, the Olympic and world champion won the splash-and-dash.
Morning Swim Show appearance
Cielo won the 50-meter free this evening in 22.01, off his third-ranked 21.57 from the Maria Lenk Trophy meet earlier this year. He took down fellow Olympians Roland Schoeman (22.26) and Darian Townsend (22.97) in the process.
50 free video courtesy of Takahisa Ide
In other swims this evening, Briana Jurries touched out Lori Kremer, 2:18.01 to 2:18.06, in the women's 200-meter fly, while Zac Dalby dominated the men's 200-meter fly finale with a 2:03.03. Mary Olsen clinched the women's 100-meter breast with a 1:10.79, while Thibaut Capitaine snared the men's 100-meter breast with a 1:04.23.
Melanie Busch picked up the women's 50-meter free win in 26.64, while Sam Harding won the women's 400-meter free in 4:26.05. Matthew Barber closed out the evening with a 4:04.01 to snag the men's 400-meter freestyle victory.