South Africa’s Chad Le Clos broke the men’s 100 metres butterfly world record to clinch his second gold at the International Swimming Federation (FINA) World Short Course Championships in Windsor.
Already crowned champion of the 200m event, the 24-year-old completed the shorter distance in a time of 48.08 seconds at the WFCU Centre to add to his medal tally.
It lowered his previous world record of 48.44, which he set to earn the title at the 2014 edition of the Championships in Doha.
The United States’ Tom Shields and Australia’s David Morgan would earn silver and bronze medals respectively, after finishing in times of 49.04 and 49.31.
Katinka Hosszu continued her fine start to the Championships by earning her fourth gold, with the Hungarian triumphing in the women’s 200m backstroke.
The 27-year-old earned a silver medal in the event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, but would comfortably defend the short course world title she earned two years ago.
Hosszu completed the distance in a winning time of 2min 0.79sec to equal her gold medal haul from 2014, having already won the 100m backstroke, 200m butterfly and 400m individual medley.
Ukraine’s Daryna Zevina would finished two seconds off the pace to earn the silver medal, with Australia’s Emily Seebohm completing the podium positions in a time of 2:02.65.—AFP