Chad Le Clos

Commonwealth Class: Chad Le Clos

Chad Le Clos is a 21 year-old swimmer from Durban, South Africa and one of the stars of the world swimming scene. Specialising in the butterfly stroke, Chad won Gold and Silver medals at the London 2012 Olympics in the 200 and 100 meter finals respectively. Chad caused upset at the London Olympics by beating the most decorated Olympian of all time Michael Phelps.

He had a hugely successful Commonwealth Games last time round, bringing home 2 Gold, 2 Silver and 2 Bronze medals at the Delhi games in 2010. In November 2013, Chad set a World Record pace for the 200 metre Butterfly in Singapore.

In 2013, he received the Silver Order of Ikhamanga, an honour awarded by the President of South Africa for achievements in arts, culture, literature, music, journalism, and sports.

Chad is widely regarded as one of South Africa's premier sporting ambassadors.

In the film above Commonwealth Class caught up with Chad as he trains for Glasgow 2014. He talks about the importance of hard work, dedication and having big ambitions. He also talks about the importance of his family especially his father Bert.

We spoke to Bert about his son and asked how proud he is of him and what he's achieved. Chad's coach, Graham Hill, describes Chad as someone who likes to win.

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