Cesar Cielo Analyses Olympic Schedules of Sprinters Caeleb Dressel, Emma McKeon

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We sat down with the Olympic champion and sprinting savant, Cesar Cielo. Cesar starts by taking us through his Tokyo experience, behind the microphone in Brazil where he was commentating for a Brazilian TV station. He describes the long hours and lack of sleep that come with broadcasting, shedding some light on what our American commentators go through as well, including Rowdy Gaines, Elizabeth Beisel, and Michael Phelps.
Then we got to the good stuff. Cielo dives into what certain Olympic schedules look like for athletes, especially the behind-the-scenes recovery that you have to get to when you have a heavy schedule like Caeleb Dressel or Emma McKeon. Cielo shares what he saw from the sprint sensations and why he thinks there was something left on the table for next year.


Music: Otis McDonald


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KyleChalmers 2nd Gold
3 months ago


Coach Tom
3 months ago

Could you maybe ask Ceasar to go a little more in-depth on his ‘behind the scenes recovery’ methods?

Chineeese boy
3 months ago

Not a single word about his former teammate Fratus about his bronze medal..

Reply to  Chineeese boy
3 months ago

that’s a lie….. he does talk about fratus

Last edited 3 months ago by eagleswim
Chineeese boy
Reply to  eagleswim
3 months ago

I mean Fratus said he didn’t congratulate him yet for his bronze medal

Philip Johnson
Reply to  Chineeese boy
3 months ago

Guess you didn’t watch.

Reply to  Chineeese boy
3 months ago

Have we listened to the same podcast? He spent a minute or two congratulating Bruno and praising him and his career.

3 months ago

Must sting for Brett!

3 months ago

Cesar said Emma McKeon is the new Phelps. Some people gonna be so triggered lol

Reply to  Sub13
3 months ago

Emma is fantastic and you could make a debate that she’s the most versatile women’s swimmer in the world, but comparing a 27 year old whose bread and butter are sprint events to MP is a slippery slope, especially when some women’s swimmers begin to fall off in their late 20’s to early 30’s. Again she’s wonderful and I think she’s the most versatile women’s swimmer in the world but putting almost anyone next to MP is a little looney especially at her age.

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