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Olympic ace Chad goes after another gold in Istanbul

Olympic gold medallist Chad le Clos will be out to seal a second medal for South Africa at the Fina World Short Course swimming championships in Turkey on Saturday evening, writes Mark Etheridge.

Le Clos won the 100-metre butterfly earlier in the week and now lines up for the 50m version of the  stroke discipline in Istanbul.

After finishing third fastest in his morning heat with a 22.70sec finish, he ended as fourth fastest into the final. Ahead of him was Nicholas Santos, the Brazilian having set a new Championships record of 22.23 in his heat.

Also faster than Le Clos were Thomas Shields (US) with a 22.58 and Frenchman Fr├®d├®rick Bousquet (22.61).

Le Clos’ gold earlier in the championships had come as something of a surprise after having suffered a shoulder injury as well as being hospitalised for a bad bout of bronchitis in the build-up to the last major international meeting of the season.


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