Chad Le Clos Celebrates Treble Treble: 2010, 2014, 2018 Crowns, All In Record Time

Chad Le Clos - the triple in the vault - images by Patrick B. Kraemer

Commonwealth Games, day 3 finals: The first treble treble over 200m butterfly in Commonwealth history is in: Chad Le Clos: victory for a third time after wins in 2010 and 2014, came in 1:54.00 – making it not just a third crown for the South African but the third won in Games-record time. There is a line out there that states Le Clos is the first man to win three Games titles in the same event. He isn’t: Geoff Huegill, 50 ‘fly: 1998, 2002, 2010. No slight on Le Clos, of course. This was the biggest win of the three 200m victories he has celebrated in Commonwealth waters: 2.36sec was the margin of victory, compared to 0.67sec in 2010 and 1.27sec in 2014. David Morgan took silver in 1:56.36 for Australia, the bronze to Duncan Scott in a national record of 1:56.60.

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Commonwealth Games, day 3 finals: The first treble treble over 200m butterfly in Commonwealth history is in: Chad Le Clos: victory for a third time after wins in 2010 and 2014, came in 1:54.00 – making it not just a third crown for the South African but the third won in Games-record time. There is a line out there that states Le Clos is the first man to win three Games titles in the same event. He isn’t: Geoff Huegill, 50 ‘fly: 1998, 2002, 2010. No slight on Le Clos, of course. This was the biggest win of the three 200m victories he has celebrated in Commonwealth waters: 2.36sec was the margin of victory, compared to 0.67sec in 2010 and 1.27sec in 2014. David Morgan took silver in 1:56.36 for Australia, the bronze to Duncan Scott in a national record of 1:56.60.

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