Cesar Cielo Swims World-Leading 50 Fly in 2015 Debut

Cesar Cielo kicked off his 2015 season this weekend in Belo Horizonte at the Torneio Metropolitano.

He had initially been scheduled to compete at the Golden Tour meet in France this weekend, but at the last moment decided to stay home and focus on training instead of travel, and he came away with a fairly successful weekend for his decision.

First, he won the 50 fly in a world-leading time of 23.28. In that race, he beat out runner-up Henrique de Souza (24.19) by almost a full second.

The previous fastest time in the world belonged to Florent Manaudou, who was a 23.49 three weeks ago.

2014-2015 LCM Men 50 Fly

2Nicholas
DOS SANTOS
BRA22.9004/10
3Laszlo
CSEH
HUN23.0608/02
4Konrad
CZERNIAK
POL23.0708/02
5Cesar
Cielo
BRA23.1104/10
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On Saturday, Cielo then came back and raced to the third-fastest time in the world in the men’s 50 free, swimming a 22.07 to beat out talented 22-year old Italo Duarte (22.07) for the win.

Full meet results available here.

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