Golden boy Chad le Clos concluded the Dubai leg of the FINA/Arena Swimming World Cup with another three gold medals from his last three races over the weekend.
Le Clos won 6 gold medals in total during the gala after winning 3 races in a row on the first day of competition.
In his first event of the evening finals, Le Clos’ phenomenal time of 50.66 in the 100m butterfly guaranteed him the top spot on the medal podium ahead of Russia’s Evgeny Korotyshkin (51.14) and Kenya’s Jason Dunford (51.70).
The battle between Le Clos and Austria’s Dinko Jukic continued today in the 200m individual medley with the South African edging out with a time of 1:55.14 to the Austrians time of 1:56.10. The bronze medal went to Japan’s Yuma Kosaka in 1:56.93.
In the more unusual 200m backstroke, the Durbanite did not disappoint by winning the race by over two seconds. His time of 1:55.95 won him the gold ahead of Brazil’s Junior Silva (1:58.37) and Sweden’s Kristian Kron (1:58.41).
Le Clos will next take on the Stockholm leg of the Series (15-16 October) and later on be joined by team-mate Jessica Pengelly for the Singapore leg (4-5 November).