2013 FINA World Day 4 Finals Photo Vault: Le Clos Defends Butterfly Crown

Nathan Adrian, 100 freestyle semi final, 2013 FINA World Championships (photo credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)

Nathan Adrian, 100 freestyle semi final, 2013 FINA World Championships (photo credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)

Nathan Adrian, 100 freestyle semi final, 2013 FINA World Championships (photo credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)

Nathan Adrian, 100 freestyle semi final, 2013 FINA World Championships (photo credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)

Chad le Clos,  200 butterfly Final, 2013 FINA World Championships (photo credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)

Chad le Clos, 200 butterfly Final, 2013 FINA World Championships (photo credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)

Chad le Clos,  200 butterfly Final, 2013 FINA World Championships (photo credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)

Chad le Clos, 200 butterfly Final, 2013 FINA World Championships (photo credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)

Pawel Korzeniowski, Chad le Clos & Wu peng, 200 butterfly Final, 2013 FINA World Championships (photo credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)

Pawel Korzeniowski, Chad le Clos & Wu peng, 200 butterfly Final, 2013 FINA World Championships (photo credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)

Cameron van der Burgh, 50 breaststroke winner, 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain (Photo Credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)

Cameron van der Burgh, 50 breaststroke winner, 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain (Photo Credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)

Cameron van der Burgh, 50 breaststroke winner, 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain (Photo Credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)

Cameron van der Burgh, 50 breaststroke winner, 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain (Photo Credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)

Federica Pellegrini,  200 Freestyle Final, 2013 FINA World Championships (photo credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)

Federica Pellegrini, 200 Freestyle Final, 2013 FINA World Championships (photo credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)

Camille Muffat, 200 Freestyle Final, 2013 FINA World Championships (photo credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)

Camille Muffat, 200 Freestyle Final, 2013 FINA World Championships (photo credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)

Missy Franklin, 200 Freestyle Final, 2013 FINA World Championships (photo credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)

Missy Franklin, 200 Freestyle Final, 2013 FINA World Championships (photo credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)

 Federica Pellegrini, Missy Franklin, Camille Muffat, 200 Freestyle Final, 2013 FINA World Championships (photo credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)

Federica Pellegrini, Missy Franklin, Camille Muffat, 200 Freestyle Final, 2013 FINA World Championships (photo credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)

Sun Yang, 2013 Worlds, 800 Free (Credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)

Sun Yang, 2013 Worlds, 800 Free (Credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)

Sun Yang, 2013 Worlds, 800 Free (Credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)

Sun Yang, 2013 Worlds, 800 Free (Credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)

Hagino, 200 IM Semi Final, 2013 FINA World Championships (photo credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)

Hagino, 200 IM Semi Final, 2013 FINA World Championships (photo credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)

Many thanks to photo artist and swimswam contributor at the 2013 FINA World Championships, Victor Puig (victorpuig.com), for capturing these swimming photos.

See all swimswam coverage of the 2013 FINA World Championships here. 

 

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Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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