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13 Aug 2016
6:15 am

Le Clos takes silver in 100m butterfly final

Citizen reporter

In clinching the silver medal, Chad Le Clos has now earned four Olympic medals, which makes him the most decorated South African Olympian in the country's 112 years of competing at the games.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 12: Joint silver medalists, (R-L) Michael Phelps of United States, Chad Guy Bertrand le Clos of South Africa and Laszlo Cseh of Hungary celebrate winning silver in the Men's 100m Butterfly Final on Day 7 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Chad Le Clos is one of three swimmers who clinched the silver medal in the 100m butterfly final in the early hours of Saturday morning (SA time).

This brings Le Clos’s medal tally up to four, making him the most decorated South African athlete in the country’s 112 years of competing in the Olympic Games.

The silver medal also brings South Africa’s medal tally at these games up to five, with four silver medals and one bronze.

Team South Africa posted congratulations to Chad Le Clos on their Facebook page:

A screenshot from the Team South Africa Facebook page.

A screenshot from the Team South Africa Facebook page.

View the gallery from the swimming here:


Staying in the water, swimmer Brad Tandy clinched sixth place in the highly anticipated 50m freestyle final.

Meanwhile, Day 7 also saw South Africans putting their best foot forward in the track and field events on the athletics pitch as they aim to qualify for the finals in their events: