Chad Le Clos & Gregorio Paltrinieri: Short-Course Gladiators On A Long Olympic Haul

Selfie city: Chad Le Clos and Greg Paltrinieri at the Foro Italico - by Craig Lord

South Africa’s Chad le Clos gets his campaign to retain four crowns at the World Short-Course Championships underway in Windsor, Canada, today, motivation spiked by two silver linings (one a golden moment denied him by a swimmer towing a doping record) at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games back in August. Further stepping stones and next-chapter runes: that’s what the next six days will be for many of the top names racing for honour over the next six days at the in Windsor, among weekend prospects to look forward to the defence of the 1500m freestyle crown by an Italian little-pool global standard bearer who has a new title in tow this time: Gregorio Paltrinieri, Olympic champion.

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