Watch these great videos celebrating Cullen Jones as he marks his 40th birthday!!!


Cullen meets the NBA……

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4IJf7-kZHU

Learn about Cullen’s life in his own words……

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3DufyD4Rj4

Watch Brett Hawke’s entire entire with Cullen Jones!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4EI2snSdvE

Cullen JONES (USA)

FOR THE RECORD: 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES: gold (men’s 4 x 100 medley relay), silver (men’s 50m freestyle, 4 x 100 freestyle relay); 2008 OLYMPIC GAMES: gold (men’s 4 x 100 freestyle relay);  2009 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: gold (men’s 4 x 100 freestyle relay); );  2007 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: gold (men’s 4 x 100 freestyle relay), silver (men’s 50m freestyle); 2006 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS (SC): silver (men’s 50m freestyle), bronze (men’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay); 2015 PAN AMERICAN GAMES: bronze (4 x 100m freestyle relay); 2006 PAN PACIFIC GAMES: gold (men’s 50m freestyle, 4 x 100m freestyle relay);

Cullen Jones is a two-time Olympian winning two gold and two silver medals. He is the first African American to hold a world record (4 x 100-mete freestyle relay) in swimming.  At the 2008 U.S Olympic Trials, Cullen broke the American record in the 50-meter freestyle with a time of 21.59.  The record didn’t last long, as it was broken the next day by teammate, Garrett Weber-Gale.  At the 2008 Games in Beijing, his first Olympics, he won his first gold, as part of the 4 x 100-meter freestyle relay, in a world record breaking time of 3:08.24. The relay team included Michael Phelps, Garrett Weber-Gale and Jason Lezak.  The next year, Jones set the American record in the 50m freestyle at the U.S Nationals in Indianapolis.  In 2012, Cullen swam at the Olympic Trials in Omaha and qualified first in the 50-meter freestyle, just ahead of Anthony Ervin, qualifying him for his second Olympic team.  He placed second in the 100-meter freestyle which qualified for his second individual event, which subsequently qualified him a spot on the 4 x 100 freestyle relay.

At the 2012 Games in London, Cullen won silver in the 50-meter freestyle and as part of the 4 x 100m freestyle relay.  He also earned his second Olympic gold medal, as part of the 4 x 100m medley relay, swimming in the preliminaries.  Cullen made history at the London Games, as the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swim Team was the first Olympic Swim Team with more than one black swimmer on it ~ the U.S. had three in 2012, Anthony Ervin, Lia Neal and Cullen Jones.

Happy Birthday Cullen!

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