Chad LE CLOS

South Africa RSA

Swimming

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
    3 S
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    London 2012
  • Year of Birth
    1992
Olympic Results

Biography

Chad LE CLOS

South Africa’s most decorated Olympian of all time with four medals, Chad Le Clos scored one of the sensations of London 2012, defeating the great Michael Phelps in the 200m butterfly. Four years later, he shared silver with the American great in a stunning 100m butterfly final in Rio.

A fast learner

Born in Durban on 12 April 1992, Chad Le Clos took up swimming at an early age, entered his first competition when he was 10 and forced his way into South Africa’s senior national team at 14.

The highly promising teenager showed his potential in 2010, winning five medals at the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Singapore, another five at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, and a 200m butterfly gold at the FINA World Short Course Championships in Dubai, all this while he was still at school.

In November 2011 he landed his maiden FINA Swimming World Cup title, becoming the third South African to win the accolade after Ryk Neethling and Cameron van der Burgh. Le Clos then posted a number of qualification times at the South African trials for London 2012, upstaging reigning 50m breaststroke world champion Van der Burgh in the process.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Rio 2016

S
200 metres Freestyle
200 metres Freestyle Swimming
S
100 metres Butterfly
100 metres Butterfly Swimming
#4
200 metres Butterfly
200 metres Butterfly Swimming
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

London 2012

#5
400 metres Individual Medley
400 metres Individual Medley Swimming
G
200 metres Butterfly
200 metres Butterfly Swimming
#7
4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay
4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay Swimming
#9
200 metres Individual Medley
200 metres Individual Medley Swimming
S
100 metres Butterfly
100 metres Butterfly Swimming
#13
4 x 100 metres Medley Relay
4 x 100 metres Medley Relay Swimming