Eugene Godsoe

Swimming makes global newspaper front pages Tuesday

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Newspapers on three different continents featured swimming on front pages Tuesday. Let’s start in the U.S., where Eugene Godsoe‘s silver medal in the 50-meter butterfly made headlines in his hometown of Greensboro, N.C., and in Palo Alto, Calif., where he went to school at Stanford. *** The gold medalist in the 50 butterfly, Cesar Cielo, beat out [more]

Video: Cesar Cielo wins 50 butterfly; U.S.’ Eugene Godsoe takes silver

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The 50 fly is not an event contested at the Olympics. Cesar Cielo, the world-record holder in the 50 free and 100 free, defended his world title, as expected. But the surprise story was Eugene Godsoe, 25, who won silver in his first major international meet after being the last man to qualify into the [more]