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Friday, August 15, 2008

Cielo does it

Man. That 50-meter freestyle is crazy. It's almost violent how these guys attack the water. Auburn's Cesar Cielo just won the Olympic gold in the event and broke his own Olympic record -- which pretty much makes him the world's fastest swimmer. That's the marquee sprint swim, one trip down the pool, fast as heck.

Good for him. I interviewed him this summer with a couple of other reporters and thought he was an interesting kid. His coach at Auburn, Brett Hawke, was going to be an assistant on Cielo's Brazilian team to go with him to Beijing.

That's 10 medals now for Auburn, which would put Auburn 10th if it were a country, one ahead of Great Britain and four behind Germany and Japan.

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