Chad Le Clos Becomes First Male Swimmer To Win 100 World Cup Golds

South Africa’s Chad Le Clos has become the first male swimmer to ever win 100 World Cup gold medals following his 100 fly performance at the 2016 FINA World Cup stop in Moscow.

Le Clos added 3 more golds to his total this week at the World Cup stop in Dubai, where he swept the butterfly races. While he tweeted that today’s 100 fly victory marked his 100th gold, he’d actually surpassed the mark a couple weeks earlier. This week’s golds in Dubai brought his grand total to 107.

Top 5 Male Winners in World Cup History:

  1. Chad Le Clos (RSA)- 107 golds
  2. Roland Schoeman (RSA)- 64 golds
  3. Randall Bal (USA)- 54 golds
  4. Mark Foster (GBR)- 53 golds
  5. Christian Keller (GER)- 53 golds

Le Clos talked about his goal to make history as the first man to win 100 World Cup golds, and thanked his fans for their support when he achieved it.

Le Clos has been winning World Cup golds since 2009, when he began making his mark with 3 golds that season. Since then, he’s won as many as 28 World Cup gold medals in a single season. In the current series, he’s already earned 15 golds.

In the overall World Cup points standings for the men, Le Clos is currently ranked 2nd behind Russia’s Vlad Morozov. Heading into Dubai, Le Clos had a total of 246 points, which had him 61 points behind Morozov (307). In terms of the second cluster standings, he was 27 points behind Morozov (81) with 54 points.


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7 years ago

Well Done to Chad!! Super excited that he is the first Male swimmer to win 100 golds

7 years ago

189 gold medals for Hosszu. She figures to hit 200 during the next cluster.

7 years ago

I would like to see him swim the 200free this cluster. Is it possible to do 7 big underwaters?

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