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Hart grad Ervin sixth in 50m finals

Posted: August 3, 2013 8:33 p.m.
Updated: August 3, 2013 8:33 p.m.

Hart graduate Anthony Ervin prepares to start the Men's 50m freestyle final at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain on Saturday.

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Brazil’s Cesar Cielo won his third straight world title in the 50 free. Despite undergoing surgery on both knees after the Olympics, and not even bothering to enter the 100 free, Cielo showed he’s still the man to beat in the furious, foamy dash from one end of the pool to the other. His time was 21.32, edging Russia’s Vladimir Morozov by 0.15. The bronze went to George Bovell of Trinidad.

In a star-studded final, Nathan Adrian of the U.S. managed only fourth, reigning Olympic champion Florent Manaudou was fifth, and Hart graduate Anthony Ervin sixth with a time of 21.65 seconds.


Cielo celebrated wildly, screaming and pumping his fists while straddling a lane rope. Then, as always, the tears flowed freely while the rousing Brazilian anthem played and his country’s flag was raised toward the roof of the Palau Sant Jordi.

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