Le Clos grabs silver in 200m freestyle

Chad le Clos (Getty)
Chad le Clos (Getty)
Rio de Janeiro - Chad le Clos has stunned the freestyle world with a silver medal in the men's 200m freestyle at the Rio Olympics.

Getting off to his customary fast start, Le Clos held off the entire field until the last few metres when he was pipped to the line by China's Sun Yang.

Yang won in a time of 1:44:65 with Le Clos finishing in a new SA record of 1:45.20.

American Conor Dwyer took the bronze in 1:45:23.

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