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Chad le Clos: Biography, Age, Place of Birth, Parents, Siblings, Swimming, Profile, Wiki

BIRTH NAME: Chad Guy Bertrand le Clos
DATE OF BIRTH: 12 April 1992
PLACE OF BIRTH: Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal
OCCUPATION: Swimmer
PARENTS: Bert le Clos (Father) and Geraldine le Clos (Mother)
SIBLINGS: Justin le Clos, Jordan Le Clos, Bianca Matos

Chad le Clos is a is a South African competitive swimmer who is an Olympic, World and Commonwealth Games champion as well as the Commonwealth record holder in the 50 and 100-metre butterfly.

Early Life , Background And Childhood

Chad Guy Bertrand le Clos was born on the 12th April 1992 in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal to his parents Bert and Geraldine. He is one of four children and part of very tight-knit family.

Chad started swimming competitively aged 10 and by the age of 14 he had already made the senior Olympic squad. At the age of 18 he held two senior South African records, Commonwealth Junior and Senior records and he also competed at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore, where he won five medals.In 2010 he won gold in every major event he competed in, including the 200m ‘fly at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi and the FINA Short Course World Championships in Dubai.

Educational Background

Chad completed matric at Westville Boys’ High School

Career

Chad also won silver in the 100m butterfly to complete a hugely successful debut Olympics.

At the 2014 Commonwealth Games Chad medalled in each of the seven events he entered, including gold in the 100m and 200m butterfly. He then made history at the FINA World Cup Series, becoming the first swimmer ever to be crowned overall winner three times. At the FINA World Championships (Short Course) in December he became the first swimmer ever to win all three butterfly events. Unsurprisingly Chad was named FINA Male Swimmer of the Year for 2014.

At the 2015 World Championships he retained his 100m butterfly title and was pipped to silver in the 200m. In 2016, Chad became South Africa’s most decorated Olympian, winning two silver medals at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in the 200m freestyle and 100m butterfly. He then went on to win three gold medals at the FINA World Championships (SC) in Windsor in December 2016.

In January 2017, Chad announced that he had appointed a new head coach, Italian Andrea di Nino, and joined the Energy Standard Swimming Club. He competed at the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest in July, winning gold in the 200m fly. 2017 also saw Chad honoured as Best Male Athlete of the Year at the ANOC (Association of National Olympic Committees) Awards in November, just before winning the FINA Swimming World Cup Series for the fourth time.

The XXI Commonwealth Games 2018 at the Gold Coast in April saw Chad make history in becoming the most successful Commonwealth swimmer of all time. His three gold’s in the 50m, 100m and 200m butterfly along with a silver in the 100m freestyle and bronze in 4x100m medley relay brought his medal tally up to 17 in total.

Chad’s journey to Tokyo 2020 continues…

Achievements

  • 2018 Gold (CR) – 200m Butterfly, Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast
  • 2018 Gold (CR) – 100m Butterfly, Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast
  • 2018 Gold – 50m Butterfly, Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast
  • 2018 Silver – 100m Freestyle, Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast
  • 2018 Bronze – 4 x 100m Medley Relay, Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast
  • 2017 Overall FINA World Cup Series winner
  • 2017 Named Best Male Athlete from Africa 2017, ANOC Awards
  • 2017 Gold – 200m Butterfly, FINA World Championships, Budapest
  • 2016 Gold – 50m Butterfly, FINA World Championships (SC), Windsor
  • 2016 Gold – 100m Butterfly, FINA World Championships (SC), Windsor
  • 2016 Gold – 200m Butterfly, FINA World Championships (SC), Windsor
  • 2016 Silver – 200m Freestyle, FINA World Championships (SC), Windsor
  • 2016 Silver – 200m Freestyle, Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro
  • 2016 Silver – 100m Butterfly, Olympic Games, Rio de Janeir
  • 2015 Gold – 100m Butterfly, FINA World Championships, Kazan
  • 2015 Silver – 200m Butterfly, FINA World Championships, Kazan
  • 2014 Gold – 200m Butterfly, FINA World Championships (SC), Doha
  • 2014 Gold (WR) – 100m Butterfly, FINA World Championships (SC), Doha
  • 2014 Gold – 50m Butterfly, FINA World Championships (SC), Doha
  • 2014 Gold – 200m Freestyle, FINA World Championships (SC), Doha
  • 2014 Named FINA Male Swimmer of the Year 2014
  • 2014 Overall FINA World Cup Series winner (27 races undefeated)
  • 2014 Gold – 200m Butterfly, Commonwealth Games, Glasgow
  • 2014 Gold – 100m Butterfly, Commonwealth Games, Glasgow
  • 2014 Silver – 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay, Commonwealth Games, Glasgow
  • 2014 Bronze – 50m Butterfly, Commonwealth Games, Glasgow
  • 2014 Bronze – 200m Individual Medley, Commonwealth Games, Glasgow
  • 2014 Bronze – 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay, Commonwealth Games, Glasgow
  • 2014 Bronze – 4 x 100m Medley Relay, Commonwealth Games, Glasgow
  • 2013 Overall FINA World Cup Series winner
  • 2013 Gold – 200m Butterfly, FINA World Championships, Barcelona
  • 2013 Gold – 100m Butterfly, FINA World Championships, Barcelona
  • 2012 Gold – 200m Butterfly, London 2012 Olympic Games
  • 2012 Silver – 100m Butterfly, London 2012 Olympic Games
  • 2012 Gold – 100m Butterfly, World Championships (SC), Istanbul
  • 2012 Silver – 50m Butterfly, World Championships (SC), Istanbul
  • 2011 Overall FINA World Cup Series winner
  • 2010 Gold – 200m Butterfly, Commonwealth Games, Delhi
  • 2010 Gold – 400m Individual Medley, Commonwealth Games, Delhi
  • 2010 Silver – 4x100m Medley Relay, Commonwealth Games, Delhi
  • 2010 Bronze – 4x100m Freestyle Relay, Commonwealth Games, Delhi
  • 2010 Bronze – 4x200m Freestyle Relay, Commonwealth Games, Delhi
  • 2010 Gold – 200m Individual Medley, Youth Olympic Games, Singapore
  • 2010 Silver – 100m Butterfly, Youth Olympic Games, Singapore
  • 2010 Silver – 200m Butterfly, Youth Olympic Games, Singapore
  • 2010 Bronze – 4x100m Butterfly Relay, Youth Olympic Games, Singapore
  • 2009 Silver – 400m Butterfly, Youth Olympic Games, Singapore
  • 2008 Gold – 200m Individual Medley, Junior Commonwealth Games, India
  • 2008 Gold – 200m Breaststroke, Junior Commonwealth Games, India

Source: http://chadleclos.com/about-me/