Wesley Botton
Chief sports writer
1 minute read
18 Nov 2014
4:00 pm

Chad le Clos fit for Worlds

Wesley Botton

Chad le Clos has recovered sufficiently after undergoing a minor medical procedure on Monday, and he will compete at next month's Short-Course World Championships.

FILE PICTURE: Chad le Clos. Picture: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images.

Le Clos was admitted to hospital in Durban to have four wisdom teeth removed, two weeks ahead of the global showpiece.

Taking a cautious approach, his management team had held off before booking his flights to Doha on Tuesday, after ensuring there were no complications.

“He’ll be going to the world champs. He is sore but feeling a lot better than yesterday,” his father, Bert le Clos, confirmed.

“He’s taking a few days off training, but I’m sure he’ll get some in before he leaves.”

The 22-year-old Olympic and world champion will spearhead the South African team at the five-day biennial short-course spectacle, held in a 25m pool, starting on December 3.