Chad le Clos Breathes Life Back Into His 200 Butterfly Spirit With A Title Retained

Chad Le Clos - by Patrick B. Kraemer

The quality of the podium placers showed across the breadth of the pool in a 200m butterfly final that put a smile back on the face of South African Chad le Clos, a man who lost his Olympic crown to Michael Phelps in Rio, felt he had lost his pride in a fourth-place finish but had other reasons to hold his head high. This evening he has another one: a title retained in 1:48.76 left Le Clos just 0.2sec shy of his own world record set three years ago

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The quality of the podium placers showed across the breadth of the pool in a 200m butterfly final that put a smile back on the face of South African Chad le Clos, a man who lost his Olympic crown to Michael Phelps in Rio, felt he had lost his pride in a fourth-place finish but had other reasons to hold his head high. This evening he has another one: a title retained in 1:48.76 left Le Clos just 0.2sec shy of his own world record set three years ago

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