Saturday, October 6, 2012

Chad le Clos

Chad le Clos is a South African swimmer, specializing in butterfly events. He is a gold medalist at the 2012 London Olympics, winning in the 200-m butterfly event over Michael Phelps by 0.05 seconds. He also won silver in 100-m butterfly.

Born: April 12, 1992 in Durban, South Africa
Height: 6"
Weight: 76 kg


Career Highlights:

  • Commonwealth Games record holder in 50-m and 100-m butterfly
  • won five medals at the 2010 Commonwealth Games: 2 golds, a silver and 2 bronzes
  • won five medals at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics: 1 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze
  • won gold at 2010 World Championships (200-m butterfly)
  • won five golds and a silver at 2011 All Africa Games

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