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Le Clos wins big in Beijing

2017-11-13 14:59
Chad le Clos (Getty)

Cape Town - Chad le Clos capped off another successful leg of the FINA Swimming World Cup by bagging three gold medals in Beijing.

Le Clos dominated the men's 200m freestyle in 1:41.81 and the 100m butterfly, touching the wall in 49.18.

Le Clos continued his winning streak on the second day when he clinched the men's 50m butterfly in a time of 22.22.

Earlier this month, Le Clos was presented as the 'Best Male Athlete in Africa' at the Association of National Olympic Committee (Anoc) Gala Awards in Prague.

Sport24 reported last week that Le Clos was planning on building a world-class swimming facility in Cape Town.

Le Clos is the leading male swimmer in the rankings as he currently sits on 360 points with his nearest competitor Vladimir Morozov of Russia on 237.

Le Clos has won the Swimming World Cup three times - in 2011, 2013 and 2014 - and could become the first man to win four World Cup Series titles.

The Swimming World Cup continues on Tuesday, November 14 in Singapore for the seventh leg.

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