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Chad le Clos Biography

Chad Guy Bertrand le Clos is a South African swimmer who is an Olympic and Commonwealth Games champion as well as the Commonwealth record holder in the 50 and 100 meter butterfly. Le Clos won the Daily News SPAR Sports Person of the Year in 2010 in which the top school sportsmen are nominated. At the, Commonwealth Games in Delhi, Le Clos collected 2 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals. He won the title in the 200 meter butterfly and the 400 meter individual medley, breaking the Games record in both events. At the World Short Course Championships in Dubai, Le Clos won the gold medal in the 200 meter butterfly. On the first day of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London Le Clos finished fifth in the 400 meter individual medley. On the fourth day, Le Clos won the gold medal in the 200 meter butterfly in 1min 52.96 sec beating world record holder, Michael Phelps, by 0.05 seconds. This pushed his profile to the limelight. On the seventh day of the competition Le Clos won the silver medal in the 100 meter butterfly, tied with Yevgeny Korotyshkin

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Rio 2016: Michael Phelps denied 23rd Olympics gold medal by Singaporean Joseph Schooling
Rio 2016: Michael Phelps denied 23rd Olympics gold medal by Singaporean Joseph Schooling
Phelps denied chance to win final Olympics individual gold
Rio 2016: Bizarre pre-race rituals of Olympic swimming stars
Rio 2016: Bizarre pre-race rituals of Olympic swimming stars
These athletes may be medalled but they are downright strange in their pre-race warm-up routines
Rio Olympics 2016: Michael Phelps butterflies to 20th Olympic Gold medal
Rio Olympics 2016: Michael Phelps butterflies to 20th Olympic Gold medal
This takes his overall medal tally to a staggering 24, with more still to come!
Rio 2016: Michael Phelps' pre-race death stare and Chad le Clos' antics become stuff of Internet memes
Rio 2016: Michael Phelps' pre-race death stare and Chad le Clos' antics become stuff of Internet memes
In the dressing room before the 200m butterfly semis, Phelps and Le Clos were seen in a moment which has been meme-ised on the internet
Rio 2016: Indian swimmers may not have won a medal, but their achievements have not been insignificant
Rio 2016: Indian swimmers may not have won a medal, but their achievements have not been insignificant
Few Indian athletes can claim to have swum in the same waters as the world's greatest
Rio 2016: Swimmers Sajan Prakash and Shivani Katariya fail to qualify
Rio 2016: Swimmers Sajan Prakash and Shivani Katariya fail to qualify
India's swimming challenge has come to a disappointing finish at Rio 2016
What can India's swimmers hope to win at the 2016 Rio Olympics?
What can India's swimmers hope to win at the 2016 Rio Olympics?
Being realistic - The real goal for India at Rio's Aquatic Center is not a medal but a berth in the semis
Rio Olympics 2016: Chad le Clos completely focused on Michael Phelps
Rio Olympics 2016: Chad le Clos completely focused on Michael Phelps
Le Clos said last year he planned to take on Phelps in the 100m and 200m butterfly and freestyle races at the Rio Games
Le Clos sets new world record for men's 200m butterfly
Le Clos sets new world record for men's 200m butterfly
Star swimmer Chad de Clos named Youth Olympics ambassador
Star swimmer Chad de Clos named Youth Olympics ambassador
Le Clos makes history in World 200m butterfly final
Le Clos makes history in World 200m butterfly final
Le Clos strikes double blow, Seto in rookie win
Le Clos strikes double blow, Seto in rookie win
Le Clos voted S.Africa's top sports star
Le Clos voted S.Africa's top sports star
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