Chad le Clos finished a noteworthy triple gold pull with triumph in the men’s 100m butterfly at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia, on Monday.
Humbled to be first man in history to swim 3 consecutive races 2010/2014/2018 thanfull to everyone for the support ❤️❤️🇿🇦🇿🇦🥇🥇 pic.twitter.com/udtFb1ET7G
— Chad Le Clos (@chadleclos) April 7, 2018
With his triumph, Le Clos made it gold in the 50m, 100m and 200m butterfly events.
Le Clos in typical fashion started well and was just ahead at the turn, but in the final 50m, he powered away to win by a clear margin in 50.65 seconds which was also a new Commonwealth Games record.
England’s James Guy was some way behind in second in 51.31, with Grant Irvine of Australia completing the podium with bronze in 51.50.