Cielo’s Sprint Heir Has Officially Entered The World

Retta Race
by Retta Race 2

September 25th, 2015 News

A potential future Olympic gold medalist was born this week. The son of Brazilian Olympic champion, Cesar Cielo, has officially entered the world.  Cielo and wife, Kelly Gisch, celebrated the birth of their son, Tomas on Wednesday, September 23rd in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The Brazilian Swimming Federation congratulated Cesar on Twitter:

Additionally, SporTV commentator, Alex Pussieldi, spoke of the news during the Brazilian broadcast of the FINA World Cup in Hong Kong.

In baby name selection, Cielo reportedly eliminated any name associated with his in-pool rivals, including Bernard and Federick, referring to France’s Alain Bernard and Frederick Bousquet.  The two were high-profile rivals of Cielo at the 2009 and 2011 World Championships.

Cielo was seeking his fourth World Championship title in the men’s 50m freestyle in Kazan this past August, but ended up withdrawing from the meet due to a shoulder injury.

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DDias
5 years ago

I don’t know if his son will be a swimmer, but he will be probably very tall.Cielo wife is something near six-one feet.

Danjohnrob
5 years ago

That’s wonderful! Congratulations to the lucky mom and dad! 🙂

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Retta Race

After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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