Cielo 50 Free World Championship Win – Complete Race Footage

Men’s 50 freestyle complete race footage is courtesy of swimswam partner Universal Sports Network. 

Swimswam / Jeff Grace coverage of the men’s 50 freestyle at the 2013 FINA World Championships:

The men’s 50 freestyle final was one of the most anticipated races of the evening at it featured the three of the last four Olympic Champions in the event.

Coming out on top was 2008 Olympic champion and world record holder Cesar Cielo of Brazil. Cielo who has had to contend with injuries since the 2012 Olympic games in London was in top form posting a time of 21.32, which is the fastest time he has recorded since breaking the world record in December of 2009.

For Cielo this result was surprising because he had lost a lot of confidence in his start and questioned whether he would ever swim with the best on the international level without as much power off of the blocks. For that reason much of his concentration in training this year has been on the second 25 meters of his race, which definitely paid off.

Russian Vlad Morozov has made great strides this season, beginning the year with a lifetime best of 22.06. He dominated the world short course championships winning both the 50 and 100 meter freestyle events and experienced great success winning the 50 and 100 freestyle events in impressive times at the World University Games.

After a marvelous first 50 split of 21.94, in the 100 freestyle final in Barcelona Morozov faded to fifth. Showing that speed earlier in the meet it was a given that he would be challenging for the top spot on the podium.

Morozov finished second in a time of 21.47, improving on his previous lifetime best of 21.64.

Four time Olympian George Bovell of Trinidad and Tobago finished third in a time of 21.51. It is incredible to see him this primed for the event since coming into the World Championships Bovell had not swum the event this season. His finishing time is also his best since January 1, 2010.

100 freestyle Olympic Champion American Nathan Adrian finished fourth in a time of 21.60. Adrian did not look good in the 100 freestyle where he finished third and his finishing time in the 50 was off his season’s best of 21.47.

2012 Olympic Champion Florent Manaudou of France touched just ahead of the 2000 Olympic champion American Anthony Ervin. Manaudou finished fifth in a time of 21.64 while Ervin finished sixth in a time of 21.65.

Roland Schoeman of South Africa finished seventh in a time of 21.86 followed by Frederick Bousquet of France who finished eighth in a time of 21.93.

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SwimFanFinland

I just managed to see this event. A very great swim by Cielo. He showed why experience is important in 50’s.

Ervin! It had to be your worst start ever.

MARK my words:
We will see the textile best go down next year.Dont be surprised if by a lot.
It was a nervous final, only Schoeman made a GREAT start.I am not only talking about Cielo(Who was 0.38 off his best in the first 15 meters), but Manaudou(He choked?I believe it was jonh26 calling to tell how he would react to being the favorite),Ervin,Adrian,Morozov….
Next year we will have two minor competitions(PanPacs and Euro Champs), a lot less pressure/tension, i think American Record will go down.
Dont be surprised if we see 21.10(or lower) next year.

LA

Had he had antecipated that knee surgery he would be holding the 3 TIMES WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GOLD MEDAL in his hands plus that london olympic gold medal.

Cesar redeemed himself with this win.

The first swimmer ever to win thrice the world championship in the 50 free. NBD.

Ps: the time could have been better if he had a better finish (on top of water instead of sinking his arm).

I can not see that video.
But there is many here(in different languages):

http://sportv.globo.com/platb/blogdocoach/2013/08/04/cielo-em-todo-lugar-2/

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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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