Chad le Clos of South Africa won the men’s 200m butterfly gold medal at the world aquatics championships on Wednesday. Le Clos defeated the home-crowd favourite Laszlo Cseh who was the defending champion.
South Africa’s Le Clos, the 2012 Olympic champion, clocked 1:53.33 with Hungary’s Cseh, 0.39 seconds behind, taking silver and Japan’s Daiya Seto earning bronze at 0.88 seconds.
In 2013 Chad Le Clos took silver behind Cseh in Kazan.
I’m still happy with the second-place, the time is quite good to get the silver medal,” said Cseh, 31, who has battled Le Clos in recent years, and was roared on by the crowd at the Duna Arena.
“It’s great, I think if anyone can beat me, it is normal that it is Chad, because he’s one of the best in the world and it’s always great to race against him.”
This is Chad Le Clos’ fourth World Championship title.
Chad Le Clos’ final event in Budapest will be the men’s 100m butterfly with the heats taking place on Friday, July 28.
Men’s 200m Butterfly Final
Chad Le Clos 1:53:33
Laszlo Cseh 1:53:72
Daiya Seto 1:54.21#FINABudapest2017
— FINA (@fina1908) July 26, 2017