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Chad’s Midas touch

Chad le Clos had better stay away from any metal detectors when he returns to South Africa on the completion of the FINA/Arena Swimming World Cup series.

That’s because everything he touches right now seemingly turns to gold, or at least silver or bronze and he’s going to have a bagful of medals on his return.

He’s won medals in both the first and second legs of the series in Dubai and Stockholm and on Wednesday night he was at it again.. this time taking gold on the second and final day of the Moscow leg of the series.

The 19-year-old ace took honors in the 200-metre individual medley final on Wednesday, clocking a quick 1min 55.26sec to edge out Japan’s Hidemasa Sano, who ended a close second in 1:55.60. Daiya Seto, also from Japan, took the bronze in 1:55.86.

Earlier in the evening finals, Le Clos finished in fourth position in the 100m butterfly with a time of 50.97, just 0.07sec behind Serbia’s Milorad Cavic who won the bronze medal in 50.90.

The FINA/Arena Swimming World Cup Series continues in Berlin, Germany on 22-23 October and then moves on to Singapore (4-5 November), Beijing (8-9 November) with the final leg taking place in Tokyo (12-13 November).