South Africa

Chad dominates in Doha

2014-12-05 17:33
Chad le Clos (AFP)

Doha - South Africa's Chad le Clos has set a new championship record in the 50m men's butterlfy in his semi-final at the FINA World Short-Course Swimming Championships in Doha on Friday.

Le Clos bettered Brazil's Nicholas Sanchez's record by 0.02secs in a time of 22.20sec, but was some way off Steffen Deibler's world record of 21.80sec set in Berlin in 2009.

Sanchez finished second behind Le Clos in a time of 22.49.

Le Clos will be looking to add a third gold medal to his tally after clinching the 200m men's freestyle on Wednesday and the 100m men's butterfly on Thursday, which he won in a new world record time.

Results from the third day of the 2014 world short course championships in Doha on Friday:

Men

200m breaststroke
1. Daniel Gyurta (HUN) 2min 01.49sec
2. Marco Koch (GER) 2:01.91
3. Kirill Prigoda (RUS) 2:02.38

400m freestyle
1. Peter Bernek (HUN) 3min 34.32sec
2. James Guy (GBR) 3:36.35
3. Velimir Stjepanovic (SRB) 3:38.17

50m freestyle
1. Florent Manaudou (FRA) 20.26sec World Record (previous record: 20.30 by South Africa's Roland Schoeman, August 8 2009 in Pietermaritzburg/RSA)
2. Marco Orsi (ITA) 20.69
3. Cesar Cielo (BRA) 20.88

200m individual medley
1. Kosuke Hagino (JPN) 1min 50.47sec
2. Ryan Lochte (USA) 1:51.31
3. Daiya Seto (JPN) 1:51.79

Women

4x50m medley
1. Denmark 1min 44.04sec WR (previous record: 1:45.92 by Denmark, December 15 2013 in Herning/DEN)
2. United States 1:44.92
3. France 1:45.89

100m freestyle
1. Femke Heemskerk (NED) 51.37sec
2. Sarah Sjostroem (SWE) 51.39
3. Ranomi Kromowidjojo (NED) 51.47

200m backstroke
1. Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 1min 59.23sec WR (previous record: 2:00.03 by Missy Franklin of USA, October 22, 2011 in Berlin)
2. Emily Seebohm (AUS) 2:00.13
3. Sayaka Akase (JPN) 2:02.30

50m butterfly
1. Sarah Sjostroem (SWE) 24.58sec
2. Jeanette Ottesen (DEN) 24.71
3. Inge Dekker (NED) 24.73

100m individual medley
1. Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 56.70sec WR (previous record: 56.86 by Hosszu, September 1, 2012 in Doha)
2. Siobhan-Marie O'Connor (GBR) 57.83
3. Emily Seebohm (AUS) 58.19

400m freestyle
1. Mireia Belmonte (ESP) 3min 55.76sec
2. Sharon van Rouwendaal (NED) 3:57.76
3. Yufei Zhang (CHN) 3:59.51

4x100m freestyle
1. Netherlands 3min 26.53sec WR (previous record: 3:28.22 by Netherlands, December 19, 2008)
2. United States 3:27.70
3. Italy 3:29.48

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