2016 Summer Olympics - Athletes

butterfly

Chad Le Clos

Date of birth

1992-04-12

Birthplace

Durban

Height

188 cm

Weight

84.0 kg

World records

  • 3 (100 and 200m butterfly short course) up to 15/01/2016

Olympic Games (2 medals: 1 gold, 1 silver)

  • 100m butterfly: 2nd (2012)
  • 200m butterfly: 1st (2012)

World Championships (4 medals: 3 gold, 1 silver)

  • 100m butterfly: 1st (2013, 2015)
  • 200m butterfly: 1st (2013), 2nd (2015)

World Short Course Championships (7 medals: 6 gold, 1 silver)

  • 200m freestyle: 1st (2014)
  • 50m butterfly: 1st (2014), 2nd (2012)
  • 100m butterfly: 1st (2012, 2014)
  • 200m butterfly: 1st (2010, 2014)

Gunning for gold, world records... and Phelps

In Rio, Chad Le Clos will enjoy another showdown with his hero-turned-rival Michael Phelps, the record 18-time Olympic champion.

The South African and the American legend both picked up butterfly gold at London 2012, with Le Clos triumphing in the 200m race and Phelps in the 100m.

Age is certainly on the South African's side: he will be 24 in Rio, Phelps 31.

"I'm not afraid of Michael Phelps," insists Le Clos, who is eyeing up a golden double in the butterfly (100 and 200m), and is hoping to break Phelps's world records in both events.

Double world champion in the 100m butterfly, Le Clos is expecting sparks to fly: "It's going to be like a heavyweight title fight."

Results

Men's 200m Freestyle

Men's 200m Freestyle1:45.20
3Men's 200m Freestyle, Heats1:45.89 Q
2Men's 200m Freestyle, Heats, Heat 51:45.89
7Men's 200m Freestyle, Semifinal1:45.94 Q
5Men's 200m Freestyle, Semifinal, Semifinal 21:45.94
2Men's 200m Freestyle, Final1:45.20

Men's 200m Butterfly

4Men's 200m Butterfly1:54.06
3Men's 200m Butterfly, Heats1:55.57 Q
1Men's 200m Butterfly, Heats, Heat 21:55.57
4Men's 200m Butterfly, Semifinal1:55.19 Q
3Men's 200m Butterfly, Semifinal, Semifinal 21:55.19
4Men's 200m Butterfly, Final1:54.06

Men's 100m Butterfly

Men's 100m Butterfly51.14
7Men's 100m Butterfly, Heats51.75 Q
3Men's 100m Butterfly, Heats, Heat 551.75
2Men's 100m Butterfly, Semifinal51.43 Q
2Men's 100m Butterfly, Semifinal, Semifinal 251.43
2Men's 100m Butterfly, Final51.14

Medal Tracker

Total Medal Leaders
  • 121
    USA
  • 70
    CHN
  • 67
    GBR
  • Gold
    46
    USA
    GBR27
    CHN26
  • Silver
    37
    USA
    GBR23
    CHN18
  • Bronze
    38
    USA
    CHN26
    JPN21
Total Medal Leaders
  • 6
    Phelps
    Phelps
  • 5
    Ledecky
    Ledecky
  • 5
    Biles
    Biles
  • Gold
    5
    Phelps
    Phelps
    Ledecky4
    Biles4
  • Silver
    3
    Hammer
    Hammer
    Manuel2
    McKeon2
  • Bronze
    2
    Adrian
    Adrian
    Oleksiak2
    Chalmers2

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