Water Sport

Le Clos storms to 50m butterfly silver

2018-12-15 14:09
Chad le Clos (Getty)

Cape Town - South Africa's Chad le Clos won silver in the men's 50m butterfly at the FINA Short-Course World Championships in Hangzhou, China.

Swimming in Lane 5, Le Clos touched the wall in a time of 21.97 to settle for second behind 38-year-old Nicholas Santos of Brazil, who won in a championship record of 21.81.

Trinidad and Tobago's Dylan Carter finished up the podium with a third-place finish in 22.38, while South Africa's Ryan Coetzee finished eighth in a time of 22.88

Earlier in the championship, Le Clos won the gold medal in the 100m butterfly and took silver in the 200m race.

In the men's 100m freestyle semi-final, Le Clos qualified fastest for the final after finishing with a time of 45.89.

Meanwhile, Cameron van der Burgh finished first in his men's 50m breaststroke semi-final, touching the wall in 25.76.

This is Van der Burgh's final event after the 30-year-old announced his retirement from competitive swimming earlier this week after winning gold in the men's 100m breaststroke.

South African team in Hangzhou:


Chad le Clos, Cameron van der Burgh, Brad Tandy, Ryan Coetzee, Ayrton Sweeney, Douglas Erasmus


Erin Gallagher, Emily Visagie, Rebecca Meder

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