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Le Clos makes history in Doha

Le Clos makes history in Doha

South African swimmer, Chad Le Clos, made history over the weekend when he became the first to take victories in the 50m, 100m, 150m and 200m Butterfly events at the FINA World Short-Course Championships in Doha, Qatar.

Along with his four gold medals, Le Clos also became the first South African swimmer to bring home the biggest single haul of medals, eclipsing the three obtained by Ryk Neethling at the 2006 short course series in Shanghai, China.

Le Clos managed to fend off Japanese rival, Daiya Seto, in a close fought 200m contest, which saw him secure victory with a time of 1:48:61 versus Seto’s 1:48:92. During the 50m, he came fractionally close to better the existing record but still left the end with the 100m and 200m Short-Course world records.


Photo courtesy of www.africanman.co.za