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More gold medals for Le CLos

2011-11-09 17:12

Beijing - South Africa's Chad le Clos claimed three more gold medals in the final day of competition at the Swimming World Cup in here on Wednesday.

Le Clos raced ahead of the pack once again with a 66-point lead as he was named Top Performer of the Meet with his medals on the final day.

In his first event of the evening finals, Le Clos touched the wall in a time of 1:43.62 to take the 200m freestyle title.

It was a battle to the end in the 100m butterfly as Le Clos was 0.13secs behind Australia's Christopher Wright at the 50m turn, but he gained speed in the last 50m to grab gold in a time of 50.93.

Le Clos's third gold medal was in the 200m individual medley with a time of 1:55.04 ahead of Austria's Markus Rogan (1:56.33) and China's Weijia Liu (1:56.61).

The Beijing leg of the Series is Le Clos's third six-gold medal haul, after achieving the same success at the Dubai and Singapore legs of the competition.

The final leg of the Series will see the participants receive double points for their performances and with the South African on 136 and Japan's Hidemasa Sano on 70, Le Clos looks sure to bring the title home.

The final leg of the Swimming World Cup will be held in Tokyo on November 12 and 13 at the Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center.

AFP

Comments
  • Barry - 2011-11-09 17:39

    Well done young man you do us Saffas proud.

  • Lauden Kirk - 2011-11-09 17:41

    Well done my friend. It pays off to be focused.

  • Pedro - 2011-11-09 19:07

    Well Chad you make us proud like you can't believe......... (and thanks to sport 24 for finally acknowledging our CHAMP Chad Le Clos)

  • lance.rothschild - 2011-11-09 21:32

    Excellent work Chad. Hope you have a great time in Japan and that you bring home the overall title.

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