Water Sport

Le Clos hits and misses in World Champs qualifying

2018-12-12 11:44
Chad le Clos (Getty Images)

Cape Town - South Africa's Chad le Clos had reason to celebrate - and commiserate - on Wednesday at the FINA Short Course World Championships in China.

Having swum to silver in Tuesday night's 200m butterfly final, Le Clos was back in the pool on Wednesday morning as his heavy schedule continued. 

There was good news for the 26-year-old in the 100m butterfly, where he reached the semi-finals after posting a time of 49.34 in a heat that he won. 

Le Clos was not successful, however, in his attempt to qualify for the 200m freestyle final where he finished 10th fastest after the semi-finals in a time of 1.43:19 after finishing third in his heat. 

Meanwhile, there was an impressive swim from 19-year-old South African Erin Gallagher who broke the African record in the women's 100m freestyle in a time of 53:09 to qualify ninth-fastest for the semi-finals. 

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