Chad Le Clos in fine form ahead of London Olymic Games

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South African sports fans and photographers will keep their eyes on the South African Olympc swimmers during the Olympic Games in London.

Swimming is one of the sports which has in recent years not disappointed at the Olympic Games and we will once more have an opportunity for medals in London in less than 100 days!

Our photographers attended the National Championships in Durban and managed to capture our top swimmers through the lens. In this post we would like to share some photos captured by Denese Lups of Chad Le Clos striking form in Durban.

Chad le Clos during the Men 200 LC meter heats at SA National Aquatic Champs in Durban. Photo by Denese Lups

Chad le Clos spearheaded another superb night at the SA Swimming Championships in Durban on Saturday, with Darian Townsend, Roland Schoeman, Karin Prinsloo and Suzaan van Biljon also confirming their qualification for the London Olympic Games.

Chad le Clos / Men 200 LC Meter Freestyle Olympic Qualifying time of 1:47:20 Photo by Denese Lups

 

Le Clos, 20, who has been in supreme form all week, clocking four A-standard times, won a thrilling 200 metres individual medley race in time of one minute, 58.97 seconds (1:58.97).

The KwaZulu-Natal swimmer was slower than he had been in the semi-finals, but was nonetheless inside the required 2:00.17 mark.

Chad le Clos / Men 200 LC Meter Freestyle Olympic Qualifying time of 1:47:20. Photo by Denese Lups

He did show some signs of fatigue later in the evening, though, when he was the fastest qualifier in the 100m butterfly, which he won in 53.43 seconds.

Chad le Clos Qualifying time for Olympics in Men 400 IM . Photo by Denese Lups

 

Chad le Clos Photo: Denese Lups

Chad le Clos Qualifying time for Olympics in Men 400 IM . Photo by Denese Lups

 

 

 

More images of the SA Senior Nationals Swimming available on www.superimage.co.za

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