On the last two days of the 2013 FINA World Championships, Chad Le Clos of South Africa added his second Gold medal of the championships. He swam the 100 butterfly in a time of 51.06, touching out Laszlo Cseh of Hungary and Konrad Czerniak of Poland to win the Gold medal. Le Clos’s time from the 100 butterfly is a new South African National Record.
Le Clos only swam in two finals, but won Gold medals in both events. The South African team, all together, qualified for 7 finals throughout the championships. Cameron Van Der Burgh, Chad Le Clos, and Giulio Zorzi were the three South African stars this year, combining for a total of five medals. That is very impressive considering they only had 7 swims in finals.
Fardia Osman, who became the first Egyptian swimming to ever qualifiy to make it into a final at the World Championships, broke an African and Egyptian National record swimming the 50 butterfly in 26.12, finishing seventh in the event.
Egypt’s men’s 4×100 medley relay also broke the Egyptian national record. They swam a time of 3:46.31 and finished in 22nd place.