2020 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 Butterfly

5Men's 200m Butterfly1:54.93
16Men's 200m Butterfly, Heats1:55.96 Q
5Men's 200m Butterfly, Heats, Heat 51:55.96
3Men's 200m Butterfly, Semifinal1:55.06 Q
1Men's 200m Butterfly, Semifinal, Semifinal 11:55.06 Q
5Men's 200m Butterfly, Final1:54.93

Men's 100m Butterfly

18Men's 100m Butterfly51.89
18Men's 100m Butterfly, Heats51.89
6Men's 100m Butterfly, Heats, Heat 651.89

Medal Tracker

Overall Medal Leaders

  • 113
    USA
  • 88
    CHN
  • 71
    ROC

Individual Medal Leaders

Gold
Gold
United StatesUSA 39
ChinaCHN 38
JapanJPN 27
Silver
Silver
United StatesUSA 41
ChinaCHN 32
Russian Olympic CommitteeROC 28
Bronze
Bronze
United StatesUSA 33
Russian Olympic CommitteeROC 23
Great BritainGBR 22

Overall Medal Leaders

  • 7
    McKeon
    McKeon
  • 5
    Dressel
    Dressel
  • 4
    McKeown
    McKeown

Individual Medal Leaders

Gold
Gold
United StatesDressel 5
AustraliaMcKeon 4
AustraliaMcKeown 3
Silver
Silver
Great BritainScott 3
United StatesLedecky 2
ChinaYufei 2
Bronze
Bronze
AustraliaMcKeon 3
RussiaMelnikova 2
RussiaNagornyy 2

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