Le Clos 1:48.56 WR, 200 ‘Fly; 2nd WR For Aussie Quartet

Three world records on the day, one to Chad Le Clos (second left), two each for Aussies Cate Campbell, Bobby Hurley, Christian Sprenger & Alicia Coutts

There were seven others in the pool but no-one else in the race as Chad le Clos (RSA) thundered to a world record of 1:48.56 in the 200m butterfly at the sixth round of the 2013 FINA/Arena World Cup at the Singapore Sports School; with his gold medal, Le Clos picked up a WR-bonus cheque for $10,000 on the podium flanked by Pawel Korzeniowski (left) and Yuki Kobori – Le Clos’ was one of three world records on the day, two of them falling to Australian mixed medley relay quartet Robert Hurley, Christian Sprenger, Alicia Coutts and Cate Campbell – on 1:38.02 in the final

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There were seven others in the pool but no-one else in the race as Chad le Clos (RSA) thundered to a world record of 1:48.56 in the 200m butterfly at the sixth round of the 2013 FINA/Arena World Cup at the Singapore Sports School; with his gold medal, Le Clos picked up a WR-bonus cheque for $10,000 on the podium flanked by Pawel Korzeniowski (left) and Yuki Kobori – Le Clos’ was one of three world records on the day, two of them falling to Australian mixed medley relay quartet Robert Hurley, Christian Sprenger, Alicia Coutts and Cate Campbell – on 1:38.02 in the final

Comments

Paul

Looking forward to seeing what sort of times Le Clos can do in long course next year. He was obviously going for the win and no more at Barcelona.

Haven’t got the figures, but pretty sure Phelps will still dominate, if not lock-out the top 5 and top 10 all time swims in the event.

Craig Lord

Not quite – but Melbourne 2007 truly outstanding:

All suits:

1 1:51.51 Phelps
2 1:52.03 Phelps
3 1:52.09 Phelps
4 1:52.20 Phelps
5 1:52.70 Cseh

Textile only:

1 1:52.09 Phelps
2 1:52.96 Le Clos
3 1:53.01 Phelps
4 1:53.21 Matsuda
5 1:53.34 Phelps

Lane Four

Craig, any idea what the 1:48 converts to long course?

Not necessarily so.

Emma Mackeon has great chances at the 200 in Glasgow , Dundee or Edinburgh ( wherever comms are ) .

Perfect stroke with natural speed that can make big inroads now that she is distancing up ( a bit ) .i can see a 1 .55 mid.

2.00.2 1.58.2 & 1 56.9 2011-2013. Nice.

Craig Lord

Hi Lane Four… Conversion tables have the time as equivalent of a 1:51.4 or so … inside the real deal WR… but very much a paper exercise, of course … when Chad’s best was 1:50 short in excellent but not Olympic Gams form, he went on to take Olympic gold in 1:52.9 in peak summer form… its around 3sec on paper… as I suggest, his effort suggests the l/c WR may well on at some stage

Lane Four

Looks like Michael’s LC WR may not be around much longer. Thank you for the info!

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