Chad le Clos Finishes Moscow Meet as Best Male Swimmer

South Africa’s Chad le Clos and Russia’s Yulia Efimova were honoured Sunday as the best swimmers of the FINA Moscow meet this weekend, with Le Clos now in possession of nine Gold, two Silver and one Bronze in the Swimming World Cup series 2016 at the end of Cluster 1 (Paris, Berlin, Moscow).

Le Clos won his third Gold this weekend with the 100m Butterfly in a time of 49.01; and Silver in the 50m Freestyle in a time of 21.05, just behind Vladimir Morozov of Russia’s 20.98.

Although Le Clos won the Moscow competition, Morozov was awarded $50,000 today as overall male winner of Cluster 1

Morozov said his ambition is to win the overall ranking of the World Cup. He was runner-up to Le Clos in 2013. “Now I’m in the lead with some advantage,” he said. “But Chad has a great potential. He is able to beat his fly records.”

South Africa’s Cameron van der Burgh scooped his eighth Gold medal for Cluster 1, winning the men’s 100m breaststroke event in 56.64.

It’s been an awesome effort by Van der Burgh and Le Clos, dominating the first three legs of the Fina World Cup Series… with a cool 18 Golds between them!

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