South Africa’s Chad le Clos smashed the Commonwealth Games record for the men’s 200m butterfly on Saturday.
Le Clos recorded a time of 1:54.00, making history by becoming the second man to win the same event for the third consecutive year in a row.
Australia’s David Morgan won silver in 1:56.36 and Scotland’s Duncan Scott took bronze (1:56.60).
This is Le Clos’ second gold medal in the Games after winning gold in the men’s 50m butterfly on Friday.
Minutes later, Cameron van der Burgh claimed bronze in the men’s 100m breaststroke final.
— ? BLUE ? (@Shanice_fortein) April 7, 2018
South Africa’s best ever sportsperson, Chad Le Clos. Sealed his legendary status in 2016 against the Mighty Michael Phelps. He continues to break records. pic.twitter.com/FNR9tGhFgn
— Kgauza wa Lecowza (@KgaugeloSM) April 7, 2018
Sajan Prakash finishes 8th in the final of 200m butterfly final but it was a creditable showing by the Indian who beat his own NR earlier.
Chad Le Clos, the favourite, shatters the games record to take gold
— The Field (@thefield_in) April 7, 2018
Chad le Clos now has 13 Commonwealth Games medals!
Legend ??? pic.twitter.com/ogiNhNIhRT
— ShadowBall (@SHADOWBALLteam) April 7, 2018