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Le Clos, Rousseau make headway in 200m ‘fly at Worlds
- Updated: August 4, 2015
Following in world record-breaking Cameron van der Burgh’s wake, Chad le Clos and Sebastien Rousseau qualified for the semi-finals of the 200-metre butterfly in FINA World Championships action in Russia on Tuesday, writes Mark Etheridge.
After Van der Burgh’s 26.62sec 50m breaststroke world mark in the heats, Rousseau’s 1:56.29 was 11th fastest and Olympic champion Le Clos 14th fastest with 1:56.92 in 16 qualifiers.
Forty swimmers took part in this event and quickest through to the evening’s semi-final was Hungary’s Laszlo Cseh in 1:53.71 from Danish swimmer Viktor Bromer (1:54.47).
It wasn’t all good news for South Africa though as Myles Brown failed to get through the 800m freestyle heats.
This after he also made no headway in the 400m freestyle heats on Sunday but made the 200m free semi-finals.
He was last and eighth in his heat, the fifth and final swum, clocking 8:04.47 as Connor Jaeger won in 7:44.77.
Jaeger’s time made him fastest of 16 qualifiers for and Brown’s time meant he only finished 28th out of 41 starters.