Cesar Cielo and his model girlfriend Kelly Gisch are expecting a baby as the clock slowly turns bringing the Rio 2016 Olympic Games closer and closer.
The question remains whether or not Cielo will compete past 2016. There are many swimmers that compete well into parenthood, however due to his age and longevity of his career, the question is certainly unavoidable. Cielo is currently 28-years-old and has had a fairly illustrious career since the 2008 Beijing Games.
He’s been synonymous with sprint-freestyle, earning himself twelve major long course international medals at either the Olympic Games, World Championships, or Pan Pacs. He’s the current world record holder in the 50m freestyle from his 20.91 that he swam in 2009.
Heading into this summer he’s the three-time defending champion in the 50m freestyle and the two time defending champion in the 50m fly.
With a baby on the way, this could very well be his last World Championships. Cielo is currently ranked third in the world this year with a 21.84 in the 50m freestyle.
A win this summer would make him one of the only swimmers to four-peat in an individual event at the World Championships. With the potential for his career to wind down, their is a lot of potential history to still be made.