HardCoreSwim of the Week: Cesar Cielo Powers to 50 Free Win at Arizona Invitational

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The HardCoreSwim of the week goes to Brazilian sprinter Cesar Cielo for his performance at the Arizona Invitational.

Cielo is still visibly battling struggles from a knee injury that hurts him off of his start, but the amont of thrust he generates on top of the water is a picture of power. Over the 37-meters or so of this race done above the water, he had to make up half-a-body-length on South African Roland Schoeman, who in his own right, even at 32-years old, is probably having among the best (suit-adjusted) 12 months of his career.

[See the video of the impressive swim here]

The ultimate time wasn’t spectacular: just a 22.0. Cielo is on this United States tour, however, to harden his racing skills – and this coming weekend, he’ll race at the Santa Clara Grand Prix against American Nathan Adrian, Anthony Ervin, and Cullen Jones, from whom should emerge two World Championship finalists in the 50 free.

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10 years ago

Morozov to me is better than Cielo!

10 years ago

Cielo?? Surely Hardcore swim should’ve gone to Morozov or Efimova???

Reply to  James
10 years ago


Probably went to Cielo because 22.0 is a respectable time for someone under training and recovering from a surgery on both knees.. he already went 21.5 on taper this year with this bad knee..

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