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MEN’S 100 FREESTYLE – FINALS
2012 World Champ: 45.52 – Vladimir Morozov -Russia
2010 World Champ: 45.74 – Cesar Cielo – Brazil
Meet Record: 45.51 – Vladimir Morozov – Russia – 2014
World Record: 44.94 – Amaury Leveaux – France – 2008
Florent Manaudou of France and Brazilian Cesar Cielo battled for the gold in the men’s 100 freestyle. Manaudou got the best of Cielo in the 50 freestyle earlier in the competition, but Cielo got his revenge in the 100.
Manaudou had the lead after the first 50 meters turning in a time of 21.62 followed by Cielo who turned in a time of 21.93. Cielo had a strong second half to finish just ahead of Manaudou winning the event in a time of 45.75. Manaudou finished second in a time of 45.81.
Cielo’s time was only one one-hundredth of a second off of his own Brazilian record in the event.
Russian Danila Izotov was the only swimmer other than Cielo to swim the second half of the race under 24 seconds moved from sixth to third after the first half of the race collecting the bronze in a time of 46.09.
Tommaso D’Orsogna of Australia finished fourth in a time of 46.13 followed by his teammate Cameron McEvoy who touched in a time of 46.66.
Pieter Timmers of Belgium finished sixth in a time of 46.90 followed by Brazilian Joao de Lucca who touched in a time of 47.05 and Shinri Shioura of Japan who finished in a time of 47.38.