(Race Video) Cesar Cielo Sprints to 7th in World in 50 Free 21.99

Cesar Cielo
Photo Courtesy: Kaitlin Kelly/Swimming World

Olympic gold medalist Cesar Cielo, who scratched out of the chance to make the Brazilian Olympic roster in the 100, threw down a swift time in prelims of the men’s 50-meter free at the 2016 Maria Lenk Trophy meet.

Cielo became the sixth Brazilian under the FINA A cut this year in a qualifying event with a 21.99.  That swim moved him up to seventh in the world rankings, and put him in the mix with Bruno Fratus (21.50) as the top two swimmers from Brazil in either the Brazil Open or this meet.

Italo Duarte, who has a qualifying time of 22.08 from the Brazil Open, qualified second in 22.16.  Marcelo Chierighini, the 100 free winner, tied Canada’s Santo Condorelli for third with 22.22s.

Ukraine’s Andrii Govorov (22.29), Fratus (22.35), Alan Vitoria (22.45) and Gabriel Santos (22.48) also made the championship finale.

1 comment

  1. Chris Cheng

    Keep it up legend !