Chad le Clos wins medal number four

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Swimming sensation Chad le Clos, edged closer to his target of seven Commonwealth medals, when he added bronze to his collection in the 4x200m freestyle relay at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow.

4x200m bronze

Le Clos joined forces with Devon Brown, Sebastien Rousseau and Dylan Bosch to take bronze for South Africa behind Australia who took gold in a Games record of 7:07.38 seconds and hosts Scotland who took silver.

The Scottish team was spurred on by a patriotic crowd in a thrilling race that saw the quartet of Stephen Milne, Duncan Scott, Robbie Renwick and Dan Wallace set a new national record of 7:09.18.

Medal haul

Le Clos now has four-medals to his tally, gold in the 200m butterfly, the event he famously beat Michael Phelps in to win gold at the London Olympics, silver and bronze in the 50m butterfly and 4x100m freestyle relay respectively and the bronze in the 4x200m freestyle relay.

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World, Olympic and Commonwealth Champion Chad le Clos

The 22-year old superstar has an opportunity of adding more medals to his haul this evening in the 100m butterfly and then tomorrow on the last day of the pool meeting he competes in the 4x100m medley relay and the 200m individual medley.

Le Clos cruised through the rounds advancing through to the final second fastest, in an event that saw him push Michael Phelps all the way in the London Olympics to claim silver with a time of 51.44 seconds.

Since London, Le Clos has improved his personal best in the 100m butterfly to 51.06 seconds, a time that would almost certainly guarantee him another gold this evening.

There was a concern that the swimming sensation's Games could have come to an early finish after he twisted his ankle getting off the team bus, however it appears the injury isn't  disrupting his performance in the pool.

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