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Born on 12/04/1992 (format : day/month/year)Biography :
Chad Guy Bertrand Le Clos born April 12, 1992, is a South African butterfly, IM, and freestyle swimmer whose performances in 2009 and 2010 have elevated him into the spotlight as a genuine medal contender at major international events, particularly in his favourite event, the 200m butterfly.
Le Clos’ impressive run of results started at Barcelona’s Mare Nostrum meet in June, 2009 where he placed second in the 400m IM, before participating in July’s World Championships in Rome. Despite not making the final in his two strongest events (the 400m IM and 200m fly), he placed in the top 20 in both, quite an accomplishment for a 17 year-old in his first year of senior international competition.
He won gold in the 200 meter butterfly and silver in the 100 meter butterfly in the 2012 Olympics in London. He also won five medals at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics in Singapore.
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