Proudly South African: Chad le Clos bags two golds in two days

Silver Medal Olympics Rio 2016 Chad Le Clos

Olympic champion swimmer Chad le Clos kicked things off at the FINA Swimming World Cup in Eindhoven by winning two gold medals on the first two days.


Chad le Clos was flying South Africa’s flag proudly when he kicked off the FINA Swimming World Cup by winning the 100m and 200m butterfly gold medals in the first two days.

The Olympic champion won the 100m butterfly by touching first in a time of 49.56 with Brazil’s Nicholas Santos finishing second in a time of 50.22.

On the second night of the gala Le Clos claimed the title in the 200m butterfly event in a time of 1:51.09.

26 year old le Clos is a South African competitive swimmer who is an Olympic, World and Commonwealth Games champion as well as the Commonwealth record holder in the 50 and 100-metre butterfly.

He won gold in the 200-metre butterfly and silver in the 100-metre butterfly in the 2012 Olympics in London, as well as silver medals in the 200-metre freestyle and 100-metre butterfly in the 2016 Summer Olympics. He also won five medals at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics in Singapore.

Le Clos has won the Overall Swimming World Cup four times: 2011, 2013, 2014, and 2017. In 2018, Le Clos claimed three gold medals in the 50m, 100m and 200m butterfly events at the Commonwealth Games.

He also placed second in the 100m freestyle and third, along with teammates Cameron van der Burgh, Calvyn Justus and Brad Tandy, in the 4×100 medley relay.[2]. With another win in the 200m butterfly, Le Clos made history by becoming the first man to win three consecutive 200m butterfly Commonwealth titles.

Le Clos was named SwimSwam’s 2014 Swammy Award-winner for Male Swimmer of the Year.

Sources: Good Things Guy | Wikipedia | FINA Swimming World Cup 
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