South Africa

Le Clos settles for silver in 200m butterfly

2015-08-05 17:05
Chad le Clos (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - South African swimmer Chad le Clos finished second in the men’s 200m butterfly final at the FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia on Wednesday.

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Le Clos claimed silver in a time of 1:53.68.

Le Clos came flying out the blocks and led after two laps, but was overhauled by Hungary’s Laszlo Cseh, who won gold in a time of 1:53.48.

Poland's Jan Switkowski finished third in a time of 1:54.10

America’s Michael Phelps holds the world record of 1:51.51 set in 2009.

 

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