Photo Gallery: Cesar Cielo And Kirsty Coventry Earn Olympic Gold
Aug. 16, 2008
BEIJING, China - In a historic night for Auburn swimming, two former Tigers earned gold medals Friday at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. Kirsty Coventry shattered the world record in the 200-meter backstroke as she swam to her second career gold medal while Cesar Cielo set a new Olympic record, touching in just two-hundredths of a second off the world record, in the 50-meter freestyle.
In another Auburn first at the Games, former Tigers went gold-silver in the 200m backstroke as Huntsville, Ala., native Margaret Hoelzer finished behind Coventry for her first silver medal.
Follow their historic night with the Auburn Gold Medal Photo Gallery.
Also, below is an interview with Cesar Cielo about his Olympic gold medal experience. The interview is from FloSwimming.org with Garrett McCaffrey.
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