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Cullen Jones Leans Out For Olympic Gold in Rio: Gold Medal Minute presented by SwimOutlet.com

Gold Medal Minute presented by SwimOutlet.com

Cullen Jones, 2014 Austin Grand Prix (courtesy of Rafael  Domeyko, rafaeldomeyko.com)

Cullen Jones, 2014 Austin Grand Prix (courtesy of Rafael Domeyko, rafaeldomeyko.com)

Cullen Jones, 4-time Olympic medalist, looks a whole lot leaner than he ever has in the middle of an Olympic quad. With age comes maturity and wisdom, and Jones appears to be on the path to make gains toward Olympic gold sooner than later. With super club SwimMAC Team Elite and Coach David Marsh behind him, expect Jones to be a factor this summer at the Pan Pacific Championship and World Championship Trials.

Long-term goals for Jones? After winning silver in the 50 freestyle at the 2012 London Olympic Games, Jones is aiming for gold at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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This is a Gold Medal Media production presented by SwimOutlet.com. Host Gold Medal Mel Stewart is a 3-time Olympic medalist and the co-founder of SwimSwam.com.

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  1. Sven says:
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    Cullen has always been one of my favorite sprinters. Good to see him focused and committed two years out– he’s gonna need it to make top two at trials with Dressel, Adrian, Fiegen, and Ervin in the picture (among others). I think he’s got what it takes for gold in Rio. Hopefully he’s putting equal time into training his 100. It’s gonna be a dogfight for those relay spots no matter who you are.

  2. violao says:
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    Cullen is receiving an honorary degree from Amherst College next month!

  3. PAC12BACKER says:
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    He does a good interview. Polished. He’s not too old for a great 50 meter swim when it counts.

  4. KD says:
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    Cullen is a great inspiration to all. Congrats!

  5. bobo gigi says:
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    Great guy.
    But I’m sad he has probably never reached his full potential in the 100 free.
    Why? I don’t know.
    Good luck in the 50 for Rio.

    • liquidassets says:
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      I’ve seen him quoted before as saying things to the effect that swimming wasn’t always his first priority. He has enjoyed working for Make-A-Splash and also at times the social life that goes along with being a semi-celebrity. I think folks all have different personalities have to pace themselves in many different ways to achieve this kind of longevity, even in the sprints. His technique could be a bit better, but then again so could a lot of sprinters. I think his coach is right, there is room in the tank for more. He does seem more motivated this time around, I think that the 50 silver in London gave him a “what if” moment and helped fuel his focus for this quadrennium. I also think it probably helps to have his friend Lochte around as a role model, after all Lochte’s the king of balancing training, professional responsibilities, and a social life.

  6. Hussain kamal says:
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    Nic pixx

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Mel Stewart, aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, and USA Swimming. Mel has also worked as an Olympic analyst for ABC, NBC, EPSN, FOX SPORTS and TBS. At SwimSwam.com, Mel hosts Gold Medal Minute presented by SwimOutlet.com, a weekly report featuring the world’s fastest swimmers and Olympic medalists. Read More »