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Cesar Cielo Filho takes gold medal at FINA World Championships

08-04-2013 14:22 BJT

In Barcelona and the foam-filled 50-meter freestyle final, the fastest race in the event, as Brazil’s Cesar Cielo Filho extended his reign as the quickest man in the pool at the FINA World Championships Cielo had won the 50-meter butterfly a few days ago showing no ill affects from the had surgery he had on both knees at the end of last year. But he proved he is the fastest man in the world in water right now as he won the one length race by a margin of 15 hundred of a second . Russia’s Vladimir Morozov was second and four-time Olympian George Bovell second and third. It was a third consecutive world title for the Brazilian.

Franklin Ties Gold Records at a Single Championships

American Missy Franklin amazed the crowd once again in women’s 200-meter backstroke. coming into the final with already four gold to her name. Franklin won the 100 backstroke, 200 freestyle and two relays she was never challenged in the 220 backstroke the 18-year- old will go for a women's record of a sixth gold in the in the 4 by 100 metres medley relay on Sunday where the USA are the favourites.

Ledecky Breaks World Records Set in 2008 Olympics

Franklin’s compatriot Katie Ledecky set a world record in women’s 800-meter freestyle with a swim of eight minutes 13 point 86 seconds. The sixteen year old becomes the first woman to win the gold in three freestyle middle-long-distance events.

South Africa’s Chad le Clos won men’s 100-meter butterfly to the two hundred he won earlier in the week.

Denmark’s Ottesen Gray Wins Gold With 25.24 Seconds

Only one Chinese swimmer competed in Saturday’s finals. London Olympic silver medallist Lu Ying had failed to make to the 100-meter butterfly final, and was eager to redeem herself in 50-meter final. She established good place from the start in the near lane, lane eight and although it looked like she would win with 15 metres or so to go watch out for lane four and excellent kick finish from Denmark’s Jeanette Ottesen Gray who edged out Lu at the wall.

Sun Already Has Won 2 Golds & 1 Bronze

China’s Sun Yang, the world record holder in the men’s 15 hundred-meter freestyle completed the prelims as he looks to join Grant Hackett as the only men to ever sweep the 400, 800 and 15 hundred freestyles in a single world championship. The final is later on Sunday. The youngster would have a comfortable lead a third of the way through. Sun would keep steady pace and raced his way through the last 100 meters to finish in 14 minutes 54.65 seconds to top qualifying. Aside from his race, Sun’s relationship with former coach Zhu Zhi’gen is also a hot topic. But it seems that it’s getting better.


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