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Chad on song in Singapore
- Updated: August 17, 2010
Team South Africa grabbed medals four and five at the inaugural Youth Olympics in Singapore on Tuesday.
And once again it was KwaZulu-Natal’s Chad le Clos who they looked to for the medal inspiration.
The proud product of Westville Boys upped his medal tally to three when he took silver in the boys 100 metre butterfly final.
He clocked 53.31sec for the runners-up spot and his latest success means that he now has another silver to go with the gold medal he won in the 200m Individual Medley on Monday.
His other silver came in the men’s 400m freestyle final. Dylan Bosch took third in the 200m IM for bronze and making it medal No5 for South Africa were the young 4x100m freestyle relay team who took bronze with a time of 3:24.66.
All our medals have now come in the pool of the Singapore Sports School.
Also in the aquatics competition, Taryn Anne McKenzie made the semi-final of the girls’ 100m breaststroke where she clocked 1:13.46, not good enough to go through to the final.
Another track and field medal chance came in the shape of discus thrower Simone Meyer, whose 48.03 hurl sent her into the final after placing second in the heats.
Other late action on Tuesday didn’t prove a happy occasion for the girls hockey side who went down 13-0 to the Netherlands, this after they had gone down 7-0 to Argentine on Monday.