Cape Town - Chad le Clos will take part in the final of the 200m butterfly after finishing third in his semi-final heat at the FINA World Championships in Budapest.
Le Clos was beaten into the final podium position by hometown favourites Lazlo Cseh (1:54.22) who finished first and Tamas Kenderesi who stopped the clock in 1.54.98 for second.
Le Clos finished in 1.55.09 after leading for three of the four laps.
In the other heat, Daiya Seto of Japan finished first in 1.54.03.
The final takes place on Wednesday, July 26