Connect with us

Tokyo Olympic Games

South Africa’s Chad Le Clos Misses Out On Medals In 200m Butterfly Final

South Africa’s most decorated Olympian Chad Le Cols on Wednesday missed out on getting a medal  in the Men’s 200m Butterfly swimming event after finishing 5th in the Final.

The 29-year-old Olympian was the first swimmer to turn at the half-way point in lane three, looking to win South Africa’s third medal at the Tokyo Olympicas he led the final 100m, but was later overtaken by world record holder KristofMilak of Hungary.

Milak, 21, went on to win Gold in the Men’s 200m butterfly event, finishing in a new Olympic record time of 1:51.25.

He was followed by Japan’s Tomoru Honda, who took silver (1:53.73) and Italian Federico Burdisso, who took bronze (1:54.45).  Le Clos finished in 5th when he touched the wall in 1:54.93.

“I was feeling really good and thought I was going to win at one stage.

“It stung real bad because I touched at 150m and I had a chance, but then coming back, my legs just stopped working and I could see them coming and thought I could maybe hang on.

“It sucks, but congratulations to Kristoff; he was going to be tough to beat anyway. He saved his best for last so well played,” Le Clos who won gold in the 200m butterfly at the London Games said.

The 29-year-old South African will now focus his attention to the 100m butterfly heats scheduled for Thursday.

South Africa won two silvers on Tuesday when Buitendag Bianca finished second behind USA’s Moore Carissa in the Women’s Surfing, while her compatriot Schoenmaker Tatjana won silver in the Women’s 100m Breaststroke.


Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in Tokyo Olympic Games

Translate »