Cesar Cielo Video: Watch Brazilian Swimmer Butterfly His Way to Gold

Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistJuly 25, 2011

Swimming is a mix of physical talent and pure rhythm that makes moving through the water as easy as can be. If you are a world-class athlete, that is.

While most of us doggy paddle around, these men are setting record paces and crushing world records on a regular basis. Today's swimmers are bigger and stronger than ever before, and the times are showing the difference.

For the 50 meter Butterfly Final at the 14th FINA World Championships, the excitement was palpable with the winner unclear, but the announcer leading into the video picks the winner and is 100 percent right.

Cesar Cielo Filho is a Brazilian swimmer who was favored by many to steal the show, and judging by the reaction on his face and the tears rolling from his eyes, he did just that.

The emotional swimmer captured his first World Championship, then proceeded to cry his way into the hearts of everyone watching. He’s actually still crying now, though.