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Le Clos settles for silver, loses butterfly world record

by ZwemZa on December 11th, 2018

Chad le Clos (FloSwimming)

Chad le Clos took silver in the men’s 200m butterfly final at the FINA World Short-course Championships in Hangzhou, China on Tuesday.

Swimming out of Lane 1, Le Clos touched the wall in a time of 1:48.32 to finish second behind Japan’s Daiya Seto, who set a new world record time of 1.48.24.

Le Clos set the previous world record in Singapore five years ago (1:48.56).

Earlier in the day in his heat, Le Clos touched the wall first in a time of 1:51.90 which put him seventh overall.

Cameron van der Burgh is the next South African to hit the pool on Tuesday, as he competes in the men’s 100m breaststroke semi-final (14:04 SA time).

Sport24

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