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Gold for Chad le Clos during the third day of the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m)

Hangzhou, Thursday, 13th December 2018 - Olympian Chad le Clos’ phenomenal time of 48.50 secured him the gold in the 100m butterfly on the third day of the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Hangzhou, China today.
Gold for Chad le Clos during the third day of the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m)

14th FINA World Swimming Championships 2018

Le Clos led the race from start to finish to win his fourth consecutive 100m butterfly title, while the USA’s Caeleb Dressel claimed the silver in 48.71 and China’s Zhuhao Li the bronze in 49.25.

In the 50m freestyle semi-finals, Brad Tandy secured himself a spot in tomorrow’s final in an overall 7th position with a time of 21.07, improving on his morning heats time of 21.38.

Erin Gallagher ended the semi-finals of the 50m butterfly in 16th place, clocking 26.17 and also participated in the 100m freestyle, concluding the final in 7th place with a time of 53.14.

The morning heats session saw Rebecca Meder finish 25th in the 100m individual medley in 1:01.93, while Douglas Erasmus was 33rd in the 50m freestyle, touching the wall in 21.85 and Ayrton Sweeney came in 24th place in the 200m breaststroke in 2:08.15.

The fourth day of competition will see Ryan Coetzee and Le Clos in the 50m butterfly, while Emily Visagie will take on the 100m breaststroke.

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