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'Big Cesar' races to first Brazilian swim gold

Updated: August 16, 2008, 7:04 AM ET
Reuters

BEIJING, Aug 16 -- Cesar Cielo Filho took a leap from sprinting obscurity on Saturday to claim Brazil's first Olympic swimming gold medal in the 50 meters freestyle.

Filho rocketed to an unexpected victory in the splash and dash in 21.30 seconds, blowing away the field to win by 0.15, a sizable chunk in the sport's shortest race.

"I'm so so happy, I'm lost for words," said an excited Filho, who had never won a medal at world level before and clambered on to the lane rope and roared ...

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