Chad smashes his own WR

Chad le Clos (AFP)
Chad le Clos (AFP)
Singapore - Chad le Clos has extended his overall lead in the FINA World Cup series on Tuesday, decimating his own short course world record in the men's 200m butterfly in Singapore.

Le Clos, already 92 points clear of Russian Vladimir Morozov in the series standings, secured two gold medals on the opening day of the sixth leg of the lucrative annual competition.

He coasted to victory in the 200m discipline of his specialist stroke, bagging the gold medal in 1:48.56 to improve his own global best of 1:49.04, set in the opening leg of the series in Eindhoven three months ago.

The 21-year-old South African went on to collect the 50m butterfly gold medal, springing a surprise victory over countryman Roland Schoeman.

Le Clos won the sprint final in 22.24 seconds, with veteran Schoeman ensuring a South African one-two by picking up the silver medal in 22.62.

Schoeman, a former triple Olympic medallist, went one better in the 50m breaststroke final, winning gold in 25.68 to comfortably hold off Australian Christian Sprenger by 0.56 seconds.

Rising distance star Myles Brown was also among the medals, adding a bronze to the South African haul by finishing third in the men's 400m freestyle in 3:41.02.

Robert Hurley of Australia grabbed gold in 3:38.68 and Australian Thomas Fraser-Homes was second in 3:38.92.

Results from the shortcourse swimming World Cup in Singapore on Tuesday (WR - world record):

Women's 800m freestyle:
1. Lauren Boyle (NZL) 8:10.80, 2. Mireia Belmonte (ESP) 8:11.78, Melani Costa (ESP) 8:20.95


Men's 400m individual medley:
1. Thomas Fraser-Holmes (AUS) 4:01.98, 2. Pawel Korzeniowski (POL) 4:06.78, 3. Takeharu Fujimori (JPN) 4:07.05

Men's 100m freestyle:
1. Vladimir Morozov (RUS) 45.67, 2. Anthony Ervin (USA) 46.48, 3. Tommaso D'Orsogna (AUS) 47.06

Women's 200m freestyle:
1. Emma McKeon (AUS) 1:52.40, 2. Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 1:52.63, Sarah Sjoestroem (SWE) 1:53.51

Men's 50m breaststroke:
1. Roland Schoeman (RSA) 25.68, 2. Christian Sprenger (AUS) 26.24, 3. Felipe Lima (BRA) 26.84

Women's 100m breaststroke:
1. Alia Atkinson (JAM) 1:03.48, 2. Mio Motegi (JPN) 1:05.29, 3. Sophie Allen (GBR) 1:06.73

Women's 100m butterfly:
1. Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 56.58, 2. Alicia Coutts 56.67, 3. Sarah Sjoestroem (SWE) 57.52

Men's 100m backstroke:
1. Eugene Godsoe (USA) 50.21, 2. Robert Hurley (AUS) 50.30, 3. Mitchell Larkin (AUS) 50.82

Women's 50m backstroke:
1. Emily Seebohm (AUS) 26.70, 2. Elizabeth Simmons (GBR) 26.85, 3. Madison Wilson (AUS) 27.02

Men's 200m butterfly:
1. Chad Le Clos (RSA) 1:48.56 - WR, 2. Pawel Korzeniowski (POL) 1:53.59, 3. Yuki Kobori (JPN) 1:55.39

Women's 200m individual medley:
1. Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 2:05.33, 2. Emily Seebohm 2:07.10, 3. Alicia Coutts (AUS) 2:07.32

Men's 400m freestyle:
1. Robert Hurley (AUS) 3:38.68, 2. Thomas Fraser-Holmes (AUS) 3:38.92, 3. Myles Brown (RSA) 3:41.02

Women's 50m freestyle:
1. Cate Campbell (AUS) 23.85, 2. Bronte Campbell (AUS) 24.30, 3. Francesca Halsall (GBR) 24.37

Men's 200m breaststroke:
1. Daniel Gyurta (HUN) 2:02.32, 2. Kazuki Kohinata (JPN) 2:05.08, Michael Jamieson (GBR) 2:05.52

Men's 100m individual medley:
1. Vladimir Morozov (RUS) 51.36, 2. George Bovell (TRI) 51.75, 3. Wang Shun (CHN) 52.96

Women's 200m backstroke:
1. Daryna Zevina (UKR) 2:02.32, 2. Elizabeth Simmonds (GBR) 2:03.30, 3. Emily Seebohm 2:03.44

Men's 50m butterfly:
1. Chad Le Clos (RSA) 22.24, 2. Roland Schoeman (RSA) 22.62, 3. Nicholas Santos (BRA) 22.63

Mixed 4x50m medley relay:
1. Australia (Robert Hurley, Christian Sprenger, Alicia Coutts, Cate Campbell) 1:38.02 - WR, 2. Russia (Vladimir Morozov, Iluliia Efimova, Viacheslav Prudnikov, Elizaveta Bazarova) 1:40.84 3. Brazil (Guilherme Guido, Felipe Lima, Larissa Oliveira, Graciele Herrmann) 1:41.79

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