BARCELONA – Stanford volunteer assistant coach Eugene Godsoe won silver Monday in the 50m fly at the FINA World Championships, his first major international meet as a member of Team USA.
“It feels absolutely amazing,” Godsoe told Universal Sports. “I knew for the 50 fly, if you have a lane, you have a shot.”
Brazil’s Cesar Cielo sprinted home to retain his crown and win the fifth world title of his career. Cielo hit the wall in 23.01 as Godsoe, won silver in 23.05 from the outside lane.
Godsoe, a former Cardinal All-American won the 50 and 100 butterfly races at the U.S. World Championships Trials.
Godsoe was eighth in the prelims, edging out world record holder Rafael Munoz for the last spot in the finals.
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