Swift 100 Free, Lukewarm 200 Fly Prelim for Le Clos In Stellenbosch

2017 SOUTH AFRICAN GRAND PRIX #4 – STELLENBOSCH

  • Friday, February 24th – Sunday, February 26th
  • Stellenbosch University Swimming Pool, Stellenbosch
  • LCM
  • Live Results

The 4th and final South African Grand Prix event takes place this weekend, with some of the nation’s players set-up to compete. Chad Le Clos told the press earlier this week that Stellenbosch would be his 200 butterfly check-in swim, as his 4th-place garnering performance in Rio still ‘haunts’ the 24-year-old Olympian.

To kick-off his home country competition, however, Le Clos scored the top seed in the men’s 100m freestyle, stopping the clock in 48.85. For a non-100m freestyle specialist, this event is becoming a staple in the newly-minted Cape Town native’s repertoire. His time today in Stellenbsoch ranks within the world’s top 10 in the event thus far this year.

2016-2017 LCM Men 100 FREE

2Mehdy
METELLA
FRA47.6507/26
3Nathan
ADRIAN
USA47.8707/28
4Duncan
SCOTT
GBR47.9004/20
5Cameron
McEVOY
AUS47.9104/12
6Jack
CARTWRIGHT
AUS47.9707/26
7Gabriel
SILVA SANTOS
BRA48.1105/04
7Marcelo
CHIERIGHINI
BRA48.1107/27
9Dominik
KOZMA
HUN48.1207/29
10Zach
APPLE
USA48.1406/27
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Le Clos’ 200m butterfly was run-of-the-mill, however, as he notched a time just under the 2-minute threshold. 1:59.57 is what Le Clos produced to take the stop seed among his countrymen, a mark well off the Masato Sakai’s and Tamas Kenderesi’s of the world. One needs a 1:56-mid just to break into the world’s top 5, so Le Clos will need to render a solid time drop tomorrow if he wants to set the stage for a possible run at the event in Budapest.

Finals begin on Saturday at 10am local. Le Clos is also set to swim the 200m freestyle and 100m butterfly events later in the meet.

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After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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