Participants

Chad LE CLOS

Chad LE CLOS
    Swimming
Birth Date:  12 Apr 1992
Place of Birth:  DURBAN
Country of birth:  RSA
Age:  26
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  188
Weight (Kg):  83

Events and Medals


Chad LE CLOS - Records

Record Event Mark Date Location
GR Men's 200m Butterfly Final 1:54.00 7 April, 2018 Gold Coast (AUS)
GR Men's 100m Butterfly Final 50.65 9 April, 2018 Gold Coast (AUS)

Chad LE CLOS - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Thu, 5 Apr 11:34
Men's 50m Butterfly Heat 7
Finished
Thu, 5 Apr 20:57
Men's 50m Butterfly Semifinal 2
Finished
Fri, 6 Apr 10:34
Men's 200m Freestyle Heat 2
Finished
Fri, 6 Apr 11:59
Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Heat 2
Finished
Fri, 6 Apr 19:37
Gold Medal Event Men's 50m Butterfly Final
Finished
Fri, 6 Apr 19:56
Gold Medal Event Men's 200m Freestyle Final
Finished
Fri, 6 Apr 22:07
Gold Medal Event Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Final
Finished
Sat, 7 Apr 10:34
Men's 200m Butterfly Heat 2
Finished
Sat, 7 Apr 11:49
Men's 100m Freestyle Heat 6
Finished
Sat, 7 Apr 19:37
Gold Medal Event Men's 200m Butterfly Final
Finished
Sat, 7 Apr 21:04
Men's 100m Freestyle Semifinal 2
Finished
Sun, 8 Apr 11:38
Men's 100m Butterfly Heat 2
Finished
Sun, 8 Apr 19:43
Gold Medal Event Men's 100m Freestyle Final
Finished
Sun, 8 Apr 20:58
Men's 100m Butterfly Semifinal 2
Finished
Mon, 9 Apr 21:59
Gold Medal Event Men's 100m Butterfly Final
Finished
Tue, 10 Apr 11:37
Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay Heat 2
Finished
Tue, 10 Apr 21:52
Gold Medal Event Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final
Finished

Legend

GR: Commonwealth Games Record

Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's 50m Butterfly 3 23.36
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's 100m Butterfly 1 51.29
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's 200m Butterfly 1 1:55.07
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's 200m Individual Medley 3 1:58.85
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 2 3:15.17
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 3 7:10.36
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3 3:34.47
2010 Delhi, IND Men's 100m Butterfly 17 56.56
2010 Delhi, IND Men's 200m Butterfly 1 1:56.48
2010 Delhi, IND Men's 200m Individual Medley 5 2:00.74
2010 Delhi, IND Men's 400m Individual Medley 1 4:13.25
2010 Delhi, IND Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3 3:15.21
2010 Delhi, IND Men's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 3 7:14.18
2010 Delhi, IND Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay 2 3:36.12

Olympic Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's 200m Freestyle 2 1:45.20
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's 100m Butterfly 2 51.14
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's 200m Butterfly 4 1:54.06
2012 London, GBR Men's 100m Butterfly 2 51.44
2012 London, GBR Men's 200m Butterfly 1 1:52.96
2012 London, GBR Men's 400m Individual Medley 5 4:12.42
2012 London, GBR Men's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7 7:09.65
2012 London, GBR Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay 13 3:35.23

World Championships
YearLocationEventRankResult
2017 Budapest, HUN Men's 200m Freestyle DNS -
2017 Budapest, HUN Men's 100m Butterfly 12 51.48
2017 Budapest, HUN Men's 200m Butterfly 1 1:53.33
2017 Budapest, HUN Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay 15 3:36.31
2015 Kazan, RUS Men's 200m Freestyle 6 1:46.53
2015 Kazan, RUS Men's 50m Butterfly 14 23.49
2015 Kazan, RUS Men's 100m Butterfly 1 50.56
2015 Kazan, RUS Men's 200m Butterfly 2 1:53.68
2013 Barcelona, ESP Men's 50m Butterfly 23 23.76
2013 Barcelona, ESP Men's 100m Butterfly 1 51.06
2013 Barcelona, ESP Men's 200m Butterfly 1 1:54.32
2013 Barcelona, ESP Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 11 3:17.91
2013 Barcelona, ESP Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay 11 3:36.22
2011 Shanghai, CHN Men's 100m Butterfly 13 52.44
2011 Shanghai, CHN Men's 200m Butterfly 5 1:55.07
2011 Shanghai, CHN Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay 10 3:36.47
2009 Rome, ITA Men's 200m Butterfly 17 1:56.90
2009 Rome, ITA Men's 400m Individual Medley 16 4:17.39

Hobbies: Football, rugby, boxing, mixed martial arts (todayonline.com, 31 Jul 2017)
Occupation: Athlete (fina.org, 2 Aug 2017)
Languages spoken: English
Coach: PERSONAL: Andrea Di NINO (ITA) (todayonline.com, 31 Jul 2017)
Injuries

Shoulder problem since the London 2012 Olympic Games and competed at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games with an ankle injury. (reuters.com, 27 Jul 2014)


Reason: Began when his potential was recognised by a teacher at primary school. (fina.org, 2 Aug 2017)
Ambition: "I would like to be remembered as a legend-slayer. Ever since I was young, I've always wanted to beat the best at their own game. I also want to be known as the best butterfly swimmer of all time, in both the long and short course, and break all world records." (Sun&Sand Sports, 19 Aug 2015)
Hero: American swimmer, Michael PHELPS (espn.com.au, 4 Aug 2012)
Ritual: Listening to music. “When I am racing, I like Eminem, a little more rap and hip-hop.â€? Also likes having his younger brother, Jordan, around as his good-luck charm. (thedailyvox.co.za, 2 May 2016)
Additional information

FAMILY PAIN
Before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, his mother, Geraldine, was diagnosed with breast cancer, and father, Bert, was battling prostate cancer. "Having my mum and dad healthy would mean so much more than winning a gold medal." (bbc.com, 11 Jul 2016; todayonline.com, 31 Jul 2017)


CHALLENGE
Had depression after the London 2012 Olympic Games, where his two medals included gold in the 200m butterfly. (todayonline.com, 31 Jul 2017)


COACH
Split from long-time coach, Graham HILL (RSA), who coached him since he was eight years old, after the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (chadleclos.com, 15 Sep 2016; sport24.co.za, 15 Sep 2016)


LEGACY
Began a swimming academy in Cape Town at the end of 2016. (todayonline.com, 31 Jul 2017)


AWARD
Sports Star of the Year at the 2012 South Africa Sports Awards. (brandsouthafrica.com, 5 Dec 2014)


AUTOBIOGRAPHY
His life is chronicled in his 2014 autobiography, Unbelievable! (amazon.com, 4 Aug 2017; swimmingworldmagazine, 5 May 2014)

BONUS
Pocketed a $150,000 bonus for finishing the FINA World Cup series as the top-ranked male swimmer in Singapore in November 2017. Held the crown three times before, in 2011‚ 2013 and 2014. (businesslive.co.za, 21 Nov 2017)

DRIVING FORCE
Hoping to establish a world class swimming facility in Cape Town, in the hope that he can train at home and host FINA events. "I am really pushing for a pool in Cape Town. We don’t have that kind of facility and I’m out in Turkey now - not because I want to be, but because I must train and be better." (ewn.co.za, 22 Nov 2017)


OFFER
Has said he would pay for certain teammates, who missed selection for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, to attend, thus enabling him the chance to equal the all-time record for medals at the Games. Feels key relay team members have missed out. "There were guys who weren’t selected for the team which I’m pretty upset about… I’ll even go as far to say I’ll raise the money, I’ll pay for them to come." (insidethegames.biz, 16 Feb 2018)


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Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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