World Record Race Video: Watch Chad le Clos win 100 Butterfly scm in 48.44

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As reported by SwimSwam / Braden Keith


2012 World Champ: 48.82 – Chad Le Clos – South Africa
2010 World Champ: 50.23 – Evgeny Korotyshkin – Russia
Meet Record: 48.82 – Chad Le Clos – South Africa – 2012 48.44 – Chad le Clos – South Africa – 2014
World Record: 48.44 – Chad le Clos – South Africa – 2014

Earlier in the year at the World Cup in Hong Kong Chad le Clos just missed Evegney Korotyshkin‘s 100 butterfly world record of 48.48 posting a lifetime best of 48.56. Tonight le Clos made sure that his name went into the record books winning the event in a new world record time of 48.44.
American Tom Shields finished second in a time of 48.99. Shields wasn’t too far off of his American record of 48.80 which he posted at the World Cup in Doha last year.

Tommaso D’Orsongna of Australia collected the bronze finishing in a time of 49.60.
Korotyshkin finished fourth posting a season’s best of 49.88 followed by Kosuke Hagino who finished in a time of 49.91.
Yauhen Tsurkin of Belarus finished in a time of 49.99 breaking his own national record of 50.57 which he set earlier this year.
American Ryan Lochte finished seventh in a time of 50.23 followed by Marcos Macedo of Brazil who touched in a time of 50.47.

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Chad is gona be a World record pretty soon

Mohamed Lattaoui

Waching the fastest 100 fly final ever with 6 swimmers under 50 fifty seconds was just amazing

Did...Did he just do that?

So naturally as a swim nerd i had to watch Le Clos 100 fly world record and i was able to find the race on youtube ( Awesome race and incredible time. But as the video goes on to around 1:52 there is an underwater view of Chad’s turn…blatant free kick going into the wall. Watching it the first time i was dumbfounded and proceeded to rewind and watch multiple times. Again an impressive time but is it a true world record when he should have been deeked? Too good to be true.

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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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