South Africa

Le Clos wins gold in 100m butterfly

2015-08-08 17:24
Chad le Clos (AFP)

Cape Town - South Africa’s Chad le Clos on Saturday won gold in the men’s 100m butterfly final at the FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia.

Le Clos touched the wall first in 50.56 seconds for a new African record.

Hungary’s Laszlo Cseh won silver in a time of 50.87 seconds, while Singapore’s Joseph Isaac Schooling won bronze in a time of 50.96 seconds.

Earlier in the week, Cseh beat Le Clos in his favourite 200m butterfly event.

It was Le Clos' first defeat at a major championship since beating American swimming legend Michael Phelps at the 2012 London Olympic Games for the title in the same event.

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