2013 FINA World Championships Day 6 Finals Photo Vault: Florent Favorite in Finals of 50 Free

Florent Manaudou, Men's 50 freestyle semi final, 2013 FINA World Championships (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

Florent Manaudou, Men’s 50 freestyle semi final, 2013 FINA World Championships (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

Cesar Cielo, Men's 50 freestyle semi final, 2013 FINA World Championships (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

Cesar Cielo, Men’s 50 freestyle semi final, 2013 FINA World Championships (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

Cesar Cielo, Men's 50 freestyle semi final, 2013 FINA World Championships (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

Cesar Cielo, Men’s 50 freestyle semi final, 2013 FINA World Championships (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

Florent Manaudou, Men's 50 freestyle semi final, 2013 FINA World Championships (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

Florent Manaudou, Men’s 50 freestyle semi final, 2013 FINA World Championships (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

Cate Campbell, 100 free winner, 2013 FINA World Championships (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

Cate Campbell, 100 free winner, 2013 FINA World Championships (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

Cate Campbell, 100 free winner, 2013 FINA World Championships (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

Cate Campbell, 100 free winner, 2013 FINA World Championships (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

Sarah Sjostrom, Cate Campbell, Ranomi Kromowidjojo, 100 free winners, 2013 FINA World Championships (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

Sarah Sjostrom, Cate Campbell, Ranomi Kromowidjojo, 100 free winners, 2013 FINA World Championships (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

Yuliya Efimova, 200 breaststroke winner, 2013 FINA World Championships (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

Yuliya Efimova, 200 breaststroke winner, 2013 FINA World Championships (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

200 breaststroke winner, 2013 FINA World Championships (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

200 breaststroke winner, 2013 FINA World Championships (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

Micah Lawrence, 200 breaststroke, 2013 FINA World Championships (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

Micah Lawrence, 200 breaststroke, 2013 FINA World Championships (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

Rikke Moeller Pedersen, Yuliya Efimova, Micah Lawrence, 200 breaststroke winners, 2013 FINA World Championships (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

Rikke Moeller Pedersen, Yuliya Efimova, Micah Lawrence, 200 breaststroke winners, 2013 FINA World Championships (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

Ryan Lochte, 200 backstroke, 2013 FINA World Championships (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

Ryan Lochte, 200 backstroke, 2013 FINA World Championships (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

Tyler Clary, 200 backstroke, 2013 FINA World Championships (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

Tyler Clary, 200 backstroke, 2013 FINA World Championships (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

Ryan Lochte, 200 backstroke, 2013 FINA World Championships (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

Ryan Lochte, 200 backstroke, 2013 FINA World Championships (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

Radoslaw Kawecki, Ryan Lcohte, Tyler Clary, 200 backstroke, 2013 FINA World Championships (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

Radoslaw Kawecki, Ryan Lcohte, Tyler Clary, 200 backstroke, 2013 FINA World Championships (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

Many thanks to swimswam contributor and photo artist, Victor Puig (victorpuig.com), for capturing these swimming photos.

See all swimswam coverage of the 2013 FINA World Championships here.

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don

Tyler looks thrilled….
Manaudou, jeez, the guy is huge.

Jg

I have recently switched sports . Now inspired by Rute’s & Kevin I am in training for the Neck Olympics as a knowledgeable spectator.

I did 20 x 50 breastroke with the finis no strap paddle & can feel the band of muscle on the outside of te eck already expanding.

Now I see Florent has managed to get a neck wider than his head.

It is a fast improving sport .

SwimFanFinland

Thanks for the photos.

Florent looks confident. Is it time for Florent Cola tonight:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-JREvcteKPKQ/UbotIOQZ-5I/AAAAAAAAA8Q/VBZl7U0utZ4/s1600/IMG_6414.JPG

Tall women on the Women’s 100m free podium! I’m also happy that RMP got that beautiful plate for her world record performance and silver at the World Championships is not a bad result either. Efimova was faster than I predicted and congratulations to Efimova for that. Soni’s WR is now third fastest time ever.

DanishSwimFan

I couldn’t get back on the site yesterday so I didn’t get the chance to say congratulations to Mattson for his medal in the 200 breast. Good start for Bo Jacobsen 🙂 I’m still a little disappointed for RMP, but have to give credit to Efimova for a great race. RMP still swam her 2nd best time ever, but that little bit of extra tension just meant she couldn’t quite respond. She said afterwards she felt she had done all she could and couldn’t put a finger on what was not quite there. We are still very proud of her and what she has achieved, and proud of her graciousness in defeat. She and Lotte have been fantastic ambassadors for… Read more »

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MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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