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Cielo & Bousquet Claim World Records in 50m and 100m Freestyle!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Thursday, July 30, 2009 - Leave a Comment

Former Auburn University swimming standout, Cesar Cielo, shattered Eamon Sullivan’s official world record time of 47.05 to become just the second man in history to break the 47-second barrier.  Cielo completed the 100m freestyle in 46.91 after finishing the final 50m with a 24.74 split.  His time surpassed Alain Bernard’s recorded time of 46.94 at the 2009 French Trials. 

Cielo’s teamate, Fred Bousquet, finished the 100m in 3rd place with a time of 47.25.  Bousquet is the current world record holder in the 50m freestyle with a time of 20.94.  Cielo & Bousquet are both featured demonstrators in Richard Quick’s Faster Fast Sprint Freestyle Series.  The DVD series was produced by Brett Hawke and Richard Quick.

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