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Le Clos and Van der Burgh win gold

July 31, 2013
Chad le Clos

Chad le Clos

Chad le Clos of South Africa won the men’s 200 metres butterfly gold at the world championships in Barcelona on Wednesday.

Le Clos, the 2012 Olympic champion, touched in a time of one minute 54.32 seconds, with Pawel Korzeniowski of Poland taking silver in 1:55.01 and Wu Peng of China bronze in 1:55.09.

Le Clos, 21, stunned decorated American Michael Phelps to win the 200 butterfly gold in London last year.

South Africa’s Cameron van der Burgh won the men’s 50 metres breaststroke gold.

Van Der Burgh touched in a time of 26.77 seconds, a tenth outside the world record he set in Rome in 2009, withAustralia’s Christian Sprenger taking silver in 26.78 and Van der Burgh’s compatriot Giulio Zorzi bronze in 27.04.

Sprenger pipped Van der Burgh to win the 100 metres breaststroke gold on Monday.

The 50 breaststroke does not feature in the Olympics.

reuters

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