SOUTH AFRICAN SWIMMER LE CLOS AIMS TO BECOME MOST DECORATED COMMONWEALTH ATHLETE

DURBAN, South Africa’s Olympic, World and Commonwealth swimming champion Chad Le Clos is taking part in the KwaZulu-Natal Aquatics Premier Championships in Durban this week, a qualifying event for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia where he aims to become the most decorated Commonwealth athlete of all time.

The current record of 18 medals is being held by sport shooters Mick Gault and Phil Adams but in only two Commonwealth Games, Le Clos has managed to rack up 12 medals.

So far, Le Clos has qualified for the 200-metre freestyle even at the Commonwealth Games, winning gold here with a time of 1m 48.28s. He is hopeful that he will qualify for seven or eight events in Australia next year.

We’ve done a lot of really hard work. I mean I’ve done 45 k’s (45,000 metres) this week in training, you know, leading up to the championships. So like, there’s no rest whatsoever. Usually, we do 15 to 20 k’s leading up to the week. So, almost double that and I’m just very happy with how it’s gone.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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