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Le Clos clears up confusion

2012-12-18 10:46
Chad le Clos (File)
Cape Town - SA Olympic medalist Chad le Clos has cleared up the confusion surrounding his rumoured early disappearance from the recently concluded FINA World Short Course Championships in Istanbul, Turkey.

Le Clos was believed to have scratched from the final day's 200m butterfly - an event in which he is the reigning Olympic champion - in order to attend the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards ceremony in London at which his father, Bert le Clos, was nominated for the Overseas Sports Personality of the Year award.

However, Chad took to Twitter to clear up the confusion, writing: just to be clear! i have been in Turkey for 10days, no where else - i didn't attend London with my dad, tweaked shoulder so had to withdraw.

Bert le Clos lost out to Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt in the final voting.

Chad, 20, was the only South African swimmer to win a medal in Turkey when he claimed gold in the 100m butterfly and also bagged silver in the 50m butterfly.

Giulio Zorzi carried the South African flag in Le Clos' absence at the Closing Ceremony on Sunday.

Zorzi was the only other South African to reach a final in Istanbul, when he finished seventh in the men's 50m breaststroke.

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