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Gold for Chad le Clos on the second last day of the 16th FINA World Championships in Kazan

Gold for Chad le Clos on the second last day of the 16th FINA World Championships in Kazan
Kazan, Saturday, 8th August 2015 – A proudly South African moment for Chad le Clos as he struck gold and broke a new African Record in the process during the second last day of the swimming programme at the 16th FINA World Championships in Kazan.

Le Clos scooped the world title in the 100m butterfly with a new African Record and personal best time of 50.56. Laszlo Cseh from Hungary took the silver in 50.87 and Singapore’s Joseph Schooling the bronze in 50.96.
“I am really happy with the swim, it is a personal best for me but more importantly is the gold medal for my country and I am very proud.
“Tonight was all about getting the win and I had no doubt in my mind that after the 200m butterfly I was going to win because of the motivation that I had.
“Now I just want to keep training hard and look forward to a reunion with Michael Phelps next year.” concluded Le Clos.
The final day of the 16th FINA World Championships tomorrow will feature Sebastien Rousseau in the 400m individual medley.
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