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Chad does it again

2014-12-07 18:46

Doha - South Africa's Chad le Clos has won the men's 200m butterfly final in a time of 1:48.61 at the Fina world short-course championships in Doha. He was followed by Daiya Seto of Japan in 1:48.92 and Pawel Korzeniowski of Poland in a time of 1:50.21.

And in other results, Brazil's Felipe da Silva won the men's 50m breaststroke final, followed by SA's Cameron van der Burgh and Adam Peaty of Britain, both clocking 25.87, reported Infostrada Sport.

And AFP reported that Sarah Sjostrom set a new world record of 54.61secs as she claimed the 100m butterfly title.

The Swede had been just 0.08s off the record in the semi-finals and she returned to slice a hefty 0.44s from the previous mark held by France's Diane Bui Duyet since December 2009.

Lu Ying of China was second with Denmark's Jeanette Ottesen in third.

Markus Deibler set a new world record of 50.66s in the 100m individual medley as he claimed Germany's first title.

Deibler lowered the previous mark held by Ryan Lochte since December 2012 by 0.05s. Vladimir Morozov of Russia was second with Lochte in third, the American still seeking his first individual title in Qatar.

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