Chad le Clos Flies to 100 Fly SCM World Record

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - APRIL 12: Chad le Clos wins the 200m freestyle finals in Olympic qualifying time during the finals session on day 3 of the SA National Aquatic Championships and Olympic Trials on April 12 , 2016 at the Kings Park Aquatic Center pool in Durban, South Africa. Photo Credit / Anesh Debiky/Swim SA
Photo Courtesy: Anesh Debiky/Swimming South Africa

Men’s 100 Fly FINAL:

After what he refers to as a disappointing Olympics, Chad le Clos of South Africa has rebounded in World Record style. The Olympic gold medalist flew ahead of the competition to take down his own World Record and Championship Record of 48.44 from the 2014 Doha edition of the Short Course World Championships. Le Clos’ new record of 48.08 puts him closer to a sub-48 second SCM swim than anyone has ever been.

Tom Shields of the USA grabbed the silver medal with a time of 49.04, while Australia’s David Morgan picked up the bronze with a time of 49.31. Morgan’s time is a new Australian record, taking down Mitchell Patterson’s 49.51 from 2009.

Great Britain’s Adam Barrett slid to fourth with a time of 49.47, followed by France’s Mehdy Metella and his time of 50.16.

Japan’s Takeshi Kawamoto (50.37), France’s Jeremy Stravius (50.53), and Australia’s Tommaso D’Orsogna (50.77) completed the finals heat.

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5 years ago

A “sub-47.0” would mean le Clos was in the 46-plus range.
I think the scribe means a “sub-48.0” clocking.

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5 years ago
Reply to  Nick Cittadino

? loving it

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5 years ago
Reply to  Nick Cittadino

Never forget!

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5 years ago

Wasef Hattab

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5 years ago

Being younger than Phelps couldn’t beat him in the last Olympics
“When the cat is not in the house, the mice dance”

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Get hell out ur jealously 2 ur thick skull geez!

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5 years ago

Olebogeng Papage-Olerato Mosepedi

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5 years ago

Too bad….