July 29, 2013 / 5:12 PM / 4 years ago

Cielo wins second straight 50 meters butterfly gold

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Cesar Cielo of Brazil won a second consecutive men’s 50 meters butterfly title at the world championships in Barcelona on Monday.

The 26-year-old, a gold medalist in Shanghai two years ago, became only the second man to win the event twice after South African Roland Schoeman with a time of 23.01 seconds.

American Eugene Godsoe took silver in 23.05 and Fred Bousquet of France was third in 23.11.

Reporting by Iain Rogers; Editing by John Mehaffey

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