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Cielo 8th in 50 free at Worlds
July 29, 2017

Cesar Cielo finished eighth in the men’s 50m freestyle on Saturday at the 2017 FINA World Championships at Budapest.

Cielo, who swam at Auburn from 2005-08 and is the current world record holder in the 50m free, clocked a 21.83 during Saturday’s finals. The Brazilian’s world record of 20.91 from 2009 still stands as Saturday’s race was won in 21.15 by Caeleb Dressel of the United States. Bruno Fratus, who trains at Auburn, took silver in 21.27.

In the women’s 50m free prelims, Julie Meynen of Luxembourg finished 31st. The sophomore-to-be swam a 25.67, which is just behind her personal-best and national record 25.12 from last year’s Olympics. It took a 25.04 to advance to the semifinals.

Meynen also swam in the mixed 4x100m free relay, swimming the third leg in 55.93 as Luxembourg finished 13th in 3:34.90.

The games conclude on Sunday.

The swimming competition is being be held at the Danube Arena.

Live results can be found online at



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