Cole Shade Sule

Cole Shade Sule (born November 5, 1980) is a Cameroonian former swimmer, who specialized in sprint freestyle events.[1] Sule qualified for the men's 50 m freestyle at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, by receiving a Universality place from FINA, in an entry time of 25.96.[2] He challenged seven other swimmers in heat three, including 16-year-old Chris Hackel of Mauritius. He raced to second place by less than 0.17 of a second behind winner Hackel in 26.16. Sule failed to advance into the semifinals, as he placed sixty-fourth out of 86 swimmers in the preliminaries.[3][4]

Cole Shade Sule
Personal information
Full nameCole Shade Sule
National team Cameroon
Born (1980-11-05) 5 November 1980 (age 42)
Yaounde, Cameroon
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight85 kg (187 lb)


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Cole Shade Sule". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Swimming – Men's 50m Freestyle Startlist (Heat 3)" (PDF). Athens 2004. Omega Timing. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Men's 50m Freestyle Heat 3". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 20 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  4. ^ Thomas, Stephen (19 August 2004). "Men's 50 Freestyle Prelims Day 6: Hall Splashes a Hot 22.04, Fastest Qualifier; Lezak Makes This One but Popov, Hoogie Bow Out". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 19 April 2013.