Jones Featured on HBO's Real Sports this Tuesday
RALEIGH, N.C. – Former NC State swimmer and Olympic Gold medalist Cullen Jones will be featured on HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel this Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 10 p.m. ET. Jones joins correspondent Mary Carrillo to discuss the relationship between swimming and the African-American community within the United States.
Jones, an Olympic Gold medalist for Team USA at the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing in the men’s 4x100 relay, set a new American record with a 21.41 in the 50 freestyle at the 2009 Conoco Phillips National Championships in Indianapolis, Ind., this past July. He also recently swam at the FINA World Swimming Championships in Rome, Italy, and has competed for the USA at the 2007 World Championships in Melbourne, Australia.
In 2006 at NC State Jones won the NCAA Championship and the US National Championship in the 50 freestyle. He was also named ACC Swimmer of the Year and MVP of the conference championships.
Here’s a thorough look at Jones’ accomplishments:
* 2009 Conoco Phillips National Championships – established new America record in the 50 freestyle
* 2008 USA Olympic Team Member - Won Gold in the men's 4x100 Relay
* 2007 World Championships Silver Medalist in the 50 freestyle
* 2007 World Championships Gold Medalist in the 4x100 freestyle relay
* 2004 US Olympic Trial Qualifier
* 2006 ACC Swimmer of the Year
* 2006 ACC Swim Meet MVP
* 2006 NCAA 50 Freestyle Champion
* 2006 US National Champion in the 50 freestyle* 2006 Pan Pacific Gold Medal in the 50 freestyle World Record Holder in the men's 4x100 relay Seven-time ACC Champion ACC record in the 50 freestyle Three-time All-American (2004, 05, 06) Three-time All-ACC selection (2004, 05, 06) NC State school record holder in the 500 freestyle