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More medals for Le Clos
- Updated: October 17, 2011
Chad le Clos wrapped up the second evening of the FINA/Arena Swimming World Cup in Stockholm, Sweden on Sunday with a phenomenal four medals.
After winning gold and silver on the first night of the Stockholm leg on Saturday, he upped the ante with yet another gold and three silver medals on the final night.
A golden time of 1min 54.33sec guaranteed the youngster the top of the medal podium finish in the 200-metre backstroke ahead of Brazil’s Leornardo Fim in 1:54.43 and Switzerland’s Lukas Rauftlin in 1:56.08.
The KwaZulu-Natal youngster’s three silver medals came in the 200m freestyle, 100m butterfly and the 200m individual medley.
In the 200m freestyle, the 19-year-old was edged out by Germany’s Paul Biedermann by a mere 0.36sec when he touched the wall in 1:43.80. Biedermann’s time of 1:43.44 won him the gold with the bronze medal going to Japan’s Yuya Horihata in 1:45.79.
In the 100m butterfly, Tyler Mcgill claimed the top spot with a time of 51.04 while SA’s Le Clos came in second in 51.15 and Australia’s Geoff Huegill was third in 51.36.
Le Clos’ third silver came in his second last race of the evening, the 200m individual medley, when he clocked a fast 1:54.93. Daiya Sato from Japan won the event in 1:54.65 with the bronze going to another swimmer from Japan, Hidemasa Sano in 1:55.01.
From this weekend’s Stockholm meet, Chad le Clos will be dedicating a percentage of his earnings to CANSA. The ÔÇ£Swim for CANSAÔÇØ project was launched in conjunction with worldwide competitive swimwear company Arena ÔÇô as part of the global breast cancer awareness month during October. A specially-designed pink swim cap and apparel have been designed for the Stockholm event.
The next stop on the FINA/Arena Swimming World Cup Series will be Moscow on 18-19 October, followed by Berlin (22-23 October), Singapore (4-5 November), Beijing (8-9 November) with the final leg taking place in Tokyo (12-13 November).