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Cesar Cielo is a swimmer competing at the 2012 London Summer Olympics for Brazil.

The reigning 50m freestyle Olympic champion, Cesar Cielo holds the 50m and 100m freestyle world records. A year after his Beijing victory, Cielo won both sprint freestyle races — setting the 100m freestyle world record — at the World Championships. He broke the 50m mark later that year at the Brazilian Championships. Cielo retained his 50m freestyle title at the 2011 Worlds and also won the 50m butterfly, the latter of which is not an Olympic event.

In May 2011, Cielo tested positive for the banned diuretic and masking agent furosemide at a Rio de Janeiro swimming meet. He was given a warning by the Brazilian Swimming Federation but FINA, swimming's international governing body, pushed for the swimmer to be banned. Cielo claimed he ingested the drug through a contaminated caffeine pill he normally takes. "At no moment was I careless or negligent," he said in a statement. Days before the 2011 Worlds, the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled that Cielo was not at fault. The court blamed the pharmacy that prepared the pills for contaminating them with the banned substance, which they claim came from a heart medication that was prepared the same day.

Cielo started swimming as a kid in his home state of Sao Paulo, Brazil, but in 2005 he moved to the United States and enrolled at Auburn University. During his time at Auburn Cielo won six national titles, 11 SEC championships and 11 All-American honors. He was named the 2007 NCAA Swimmer of the Year. Cielo now lives and trains back home in Brazil.


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Age: 29 years old
Birthday: January 10, 1987
Birthplace: St. Barbara, Brazil
Current Residence: St. Barbara, Brazil

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