Le Clos claims gold

2012-06-16 09:09

Johannesburg - The South African swimming team continued their Olympic preparations with another gold medal at the Sette Colli Championships in Rome, Italy, on Friday night, according to a report on SuperSport.

Durbanite Chad le Clos was first in the water and topped the medal podium in the 200m butterfly, clocking a fast 1:55.87, over a second ahead of Japan's Kazuya Kaneda in 1:57.67 and Italy's Francesco Pavone in 1:57.71.

Later on in the competition, Le Clos concluded the 400m individual medley in fourth place with a time of 4:16.66, while Michael Meyer claimed the bronze medal in the B Finals of the same event in 4:26.71.

In the remaining races of the second evening's finals, Karin Prinsloo finished in fourth position in the 100m backstroke (1:01.22), while Darren Murray and Charl Crous came in fourth and fifth in the B Final of the 100m backstroke respectively.

Kathryn Meaklim missed out on a medal in the 400m individual medley when she ended in fourth place with a time of 4:47.63.

Following the Sette Colli Championships which ends on Saturday, the SA swimming team will be heading for a training camp in Pescara from 18 June to 8 July before they move on to the final pre-Olympic training camp in Monaco from 8 to 22 July.