Cesar Cielo Wins 50m Freestyle At World Cup Of Swimming



Oct. 12, 2008

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil - Former Auburn swimmer Cesar Cielo continued his winning ways Sunday in the final day of the Brazil stop of the 2008 FINA/Arena World Cup of Swimming. Competing in his home country, Cielo picked up his second win of the meet, taking the 50-meter freestyle title.

One day after winning the 100m free and taking third in the 50m butterfly, Cielo clocked a time of 21.32 in the 50m free, tying the Brazilian record and winning by nearly two-tenths of a second over Sweden's Stefan Nystrand (21.50).

With his two wins and a third-place finish, Cielo currently stands in third place in the FINA World Cup point total with 16. Australia's Christian Sprenger leads the competition with 25 points, followed by Russia's Stanislav Donets (20).

The FINA/Arena Swimming World Cup is a series of seven meets during the months of October and November. The meets, swum in short course meters, will take place in Belo Horizonte, Brazil; Burban, South Africa; Sydney Australia; Singapore; Moscow, Russia; Stockholm, Sweden; and Berlin, Germany.

For more information, go to www.FINA.org.

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