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.