Wesley Botton
Chief sports writer
1 minute read
5 Dec 2014
12:00 am

Golden boy Chad le Clos lead the way

Wesley Botton

Chad le Clos was the only South African to progress to the evening session on Friday, on day three of the Short-Course World Championships in Doha.

FILE PICTURE: Chad le Clos. Gallo Images

Coasting through the first round of the men’s 50m butterfly in the morning, he comfortably secured his spot in the semifinals as the fastest qualifier, clocking 22.47 seconds.

Le Clos to chase another medal

All other South Africans in action were eliminated in the heats of their events.

Le Clos shone on the opening two days of competition, bagging gold medals in the 100m butterfly, in which he set a world record of 48.44, and 100m freestyle finals.

His lone efforts lifted South Africa to third place in the medals table, behind Brazil and Spain, with three sessions of finals remaining at the biennial showpiece.