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MEN’S 50M FREESTYLE – FINALS
2013 World Champion: Cesar Cielo, BRA – 21.32
World Record: 20.91 – Cesar Cielo, BRA – 2009
Championship Record: 21.08 – Cesar Cielo, BRA – 2009
GOLD: Florent Manaudou, FRA – 21.19
SILVER: Nathan Adrian, USA – 21.52
BRONZE: Bruno Fratus, BRA – 21.55
Florent Manaudou was the star of the men’s 50 freestyle, winning with a 21.19 and scaring the championship record of 21.08 from 2009. After breaking the American record yesterday, Nathan Adrian wasn’t as fast during the final today, but his time of 21.51 held up for a silver medal. The Bronze went to Brazil’s Bruno Fratus with a 21.55.
Vlad Morozov found himself on the wrong side of the touch tonight, finishing .01 out of the bronze position with his time of 21.56. He won a swim-off against Anthony Ervin last night to earn the 8th spot in finals.
Ukraine’s Andrii Govorov and Italy’s Marco Orsi tied for fifth with identical times of 21.86. Kristian Gkolomeev and Benjamin Proud rounded out the final with their times of 21.98 and 22.04, respectively.