Le Clos sets 200m butterfly record
South Africa's Chad Le Clos shattered his own 200m butterfly shortcourse world record in Singapore yesterday as Australia twice powered to new marks in the mixed 4x50m medley relay.
Under stormy skies, the world and Olympic champion produced a lightning swim to touch in 1min 48.56sec, nearly half-a-second under his record set in August and five seconds ahead of the pack.
The 21-year-old later added 50m butterfly gold to extend his lead in the overall standings with just two stops left in the eight-leg series after Singapore.
“I just heard the crowd pick up and I knew that I was under world record pace,” said Le Clos.