South Africa’s Chad Le Clos has made international history by becoming the first male swimmer to ever win 100 World Cup gold medals.


Swimming World reported that Le Clos added 3 more golds to his total this week at the World Cup stop in Dubai, where he swept the butterfly races. While he tweeted that today’s 100 fly victory marked his 100th gold, he’d actually surpassed the mark a couple weeks earlier.

This week’s golds in Dubai brought his grand total to 107.

Le Clos talked about his goal to make history as the first man to win 100 World Cup golds, and thanked his fans for their support when he achieved it.


The 24-year-old South African has also won four Olympic medals… the gold medal from his upset win over Michael Phelps in the 200 fly in 2012, along with three silvers… and nine World titles, three long course and two short course.

Top 5 Male Gold Winners in World Cup History:

  1. Chad Le Clos (RSA)- 107 golds
  2. Roland Schoeman (RSA)- 64 golds
  3. Randall Bal (USA)- 54 golds
  4. Mark Foster (GBR)- 53 golds
  5. Christian Keller (GER)- 53 golds

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