Water Sport

Le Clos bags 4 medals in Eindhoven

2018-10-01 11:26
Chad le Clos (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Olympic medalist Chad le Clos picked up four medals at the third leg of the FINA Swimming World Cup in Eindhoven.

The 26-year-old won gold in the men's 100m butterfly on Friday and romped to victory in the 200m butterfly on Saturday.

On Sunday, Le Clos missed out on another gold by 0.01 seconds as he finished second in a time of 22.09 in the men's 50m butterfly as Brazil's Nicholas Santos took gold (22.08).

Le Clos finished in the Netherlands with another silver medal in the 200m freestyle as he came second in 1.42.20 behind American Blake Pieroni (1.41.83).

Le Clos made history last year when he became the first man to win four World Cup Series titles - winning in 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2017.

The men's and women's series winners take home $150 000 each with an additional boost for the each overall cluster winner, who collects $50 000.

The fourth leg of the Swimming World Cup gets under way in Hungary from October 4-6.

The complete calendar of the 2018 FINA Swimming World Cup is as follows:

Cluster 1 (50m-pool)

1. Kazan (RUS) - September 7-9

2. Doha (QAT) - September 13-15

Cluster 2 (25m-pool)

3. Eindhoven (NED) - September 28-30

4. Budapest (HUN) - October 4-6

Cluster 3 (25m-pool)

5. Beijing (CHN) - November 2-4

6. Tokyo (JPN) - November 9-11

7. Singapore (SGP) - November 15-17


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