Sports Reporter
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16 Aug 2015
9:04 pm

Two gold,one silver medal for SA swimming team in France

Sports Reporter

Two gold and a silver medal for the South African swimming team as they closed the Paris-Chartres leg of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup tonight in true Mzansi style.

FILE PICTURE: South Africa's Chad Le Clos. EPA/ALI HAIDER

In the 100m butterfly, Olympian Chad le Clos registered his third win of the competition with another Olympic A Qualification time of 51.04. The USA’s Thomas Shields and Timothy Phillips came second and third in 51.27 and 52.10 respectively.

Cameron van der Burgh made it two for two as he claimed the gold in the 100m breaststroke with an Olympic A Qualification time of 58.97 ahead of the USA’s Nicolas Fink in 1:00.00 and Cody Miller in 1:00.21.

Myles Brown was more than happy with his silver medal performance in the 200m freestyle as he clocked an Olympic A Qualification time of 1:47.55. The gold in the race went to Australia’s Julian Smith 1:46.50 and the bronze to France’s Jeremy Stravius in 1:48.11.

The South African swimming team will be returning home tomorrow to rest and prepare for the September legs of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup in Hong Kong and Beijing.