South Africa

Le Clos, Brown snatch gold

2013-10-13 19:13
Chad le Clos (AP Photo)

Johannesburg - South Africa continued their stellar performances in the pool at the Moscow leg of the Fina World Cup on Sunday adding three more gold medals to the four from the previous day.

Olympic gold medallist Chad le Clos led South Africa’s charge on the second day winning the 200m individual medley and 100m butterfly.

Rising star Myles Brown won his second gold medal of the gala for a comfortable win his specialist 1500m event, while four-time Olympian Roland Schoeman grabbed silver in the 50m freestyle.

Le Clos first underpinned that he is the dominant force in the butterfly events swimming to victory in the 100m butterfly in a time of 49.34 seconds.

The United States’ Tom Shields touched behind him in a time of 49.74sec, while Konrad Czerniak of Poland finished in third place clocking 50.66sec.

Later in the evening the 21-year-old South African clinched his third gold of the gala, this time beating Australia’s Kenneth To in the 200m individual medley.

Le Clos raced to victory in a time of one minute, 53.04 seconds (1:53.04) with To touching the wall in 1:54.91 and Poland’s Pawel Korzeniowski in third place with 1:56.42.

Schoeman, who was the standout swimmer on the first day winning the 50m breaststroke and butterfly added silver to his tally in the freestyle sprint event.

The swimming veteran clocked a time of 21.30 seconds finishing behind Russia’s Vlad Morozov touching the wall in a time of 20.59 seconds, with Trinidad and Tobago’s George Bovell grabbing bronze in 21.49.

Brown comfortably won the 1500m event in a time of 14 minutes, 43.52 minutes (14:30.54) for his second gold in Moscow after he won the 400m freestyle event on Saturday.

He was followed by Brazil’s Lucas Kanieski in a time of 14:44.66 and Gergely Gyurta of Hungary, who posted a time of 14:46.17.

Brown took his medal count to three when he won bronze in the 200m freestyle proving his grit by grabbing a podium position minutes after winning the distance event.

He was beaten to the wall by Poland's Pawel Korzeniowski, who won in a time of 1:44.12 and Bobby Hurley of Australia with 1:44.33.

Brown touched shortly on Hurley’s heals clocking a time of 1:44.46.

The trio will travel to Dubai for the next leg of series held on Thursday and Friday.


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