Two golds and a silver medal were won by the South African swimming team as they closed the Paris-Chartres leg of the FINA Swimming World Cup on Sunday night in fine fashion. In the 100 metres butterfly, Olympian Chad Le Clos registered his third win of the competition with another Olympic A Qualification time of 51.04. The USA’s Thomas Shields and Timothy Phillips came second and third in 51.27 and 52.10 respectively.
Cameron Van Der Burgh made it two for two as he claimed the gold in the 100m breaststroke with an Olympic A Qualification time of 58.97 ahead of the USA’s Nicolas Fink in 1:00.00 and Cody Miller in 1:00.21. Myles Brown was more than happy with his silver medal performance in the 200 metres freestyle as he clocked an Olympic A Qualification time of 1:47.55. The gold in the race went to Australia’s Julian Smith 1:46.50 and the bronze to France’s Jeremy Stravius in 1:48.11.
The South African swimming team will be returning home on Monday to rest and prepare for the September legs of the FINA Swimming World Cup in Hong Kong and Beijing.