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Le Clos closes gap in World Cup men’s title

2016-10-10 20:54
Chad le Clos (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Chad le Clos capped off another successful leg of the FINA Swimming World Cup, as he bagged six more medals in Qatar over the weekend.

Le Clos won three gold, two silver and one bronze in Doha on Sunday.

The South African is in a tight duel for No 1 against Russia’s Vladimir Morozov and trails by 49 points in the overall men’s standings (436-387).

All is not lost for the 24-year-old with three events (Singapore, Tokyo and Hong Kong) still to go in the $2.1m competition.

Le Clos is a three-time men's title winner, having won in 2011, 2013 and 2014.

Last week, Le Clos became the first male swimmer ever to get 100 gold medals at the Swimming World Cup, capping off an amazing season after winning two silver medals in Rio Olympic Games.

The Swimming World Cup continues on October 21 in Singapore for the seventh leg.

Standings, overall:

MEN
1. MOROZOV Vladimir - 436
2. LE CLOS Chad - 387
3. HEINTZ Philip - 234
4. HURLEY Bobby - 213
5. SETO Daiya - 171
6. SANKOVICH Pavel - 159

WOMEN
1. HOSSZU Katinka - 783
2. OTTESEN Jeanette - 309
3. ATKINSON Alia - 289
4. ZEVINA Daryna - 219
5. EFIMOVA Yuliya - 210
6. MEILI Katie - 186

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