Want To See Cesar Cielo Swim 100 Freestyle In Yards?

The 2016 Phoenix Winter Invitational hosted by the Phoenix Swim Club has one more day of competition, but Saturday already brought a huge marquis race to the fans.

Brazilian Olympic gold medalist Cesar Cielo took to the pool in the men’s 100 yard freestyle, where he threw down a solid 43.12. The 29-year-old looked smooth and fierce, overpowering the competition by over two seconds. Runner-up in the race was Luis Flores in 45.28, followed by Erik Risolvato who stopped the clock at 45.32.

 

The 2007 NCAA Champion in this 100 freestyle event has plenty of yards experience having competed for Auburn University, but it’s still an eye-opening site to see an Olympic gold medalist make a yards pool look like a backyard splash playground.

For Cielo fans it’s reassuring to see the Brazilian back at it, as the stud most recently pulled out of the Brazil Open back in December. After having qualified a disappointing 11th in the men’s 100 meter freestyle at the meet, Cielo withdrew from the Olympic-qualifying meet, leaving April’s Maria Lenk Trophy as his final chance to gain a spot on his nation’s Olympic roster.

Cielo also made a bold move earlier this year changing coaches (yet again). As reported earlier this year, Cielo moved his training base to Arizona to work under Auburn swimming alum Scott Goodrich.

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samuel huntington

wow that looked easyyyyyy

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It looked so easy, so I hope it was, otherwise his Rio chance is slim.

Rafael

Well Goodrich trained him to worlds 2013 don’t know why cielo ever left him. With some luck and getting back on 2011 form he could try going for 2 individual and 2 relay medals. It will be hls last og so..

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Loretta grew up outside Toledo, OH, where she swam age group and high school. Graduating from Xavier University, she stayed in the Cincinnati, OH area and currently resides just outside the city in Northern KY.  Loretta got back into the sport of swimming via Masters and now competes and is …

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