Chad le Clos added a silver medal finishing second in the 100m freestyle silver. Photo: EPA

Chad le Clos bagged his third medal at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia where he clinched the 100m freestyle silver on Sunday morning.

The South African butterfly specialist finally got a chance to compete for a medal in the 100m freestyle final at a major championship thanks to a favourable programme.

Le Clos would share the silver with Rio Olympic champion Kyle Chalmers with the exact same time and a new personal best of 48.15 seconds.

Scotland’s Duncan Scott spoilt Australia’s hopes of a clean sweep of the podium winning the race in a time of 48.02.

“I am very happy, I am very proud and it was very close, I could see him coming behind me and was like ‘please no, please no’ but I am happy with the swim,” Le Clos said.

“It is a personal best time for me and you can’t complain about a PB.”

Le Clos has won the 50m and 200m butterfly gold medals and will be looking to add the 100m distance for a sweep in his favourite stroke.

Earlier, lawn bowler Colleen Piketh won her women’s singles bronze medal match 21-17 against Canada’s Kelly McKerihen.

It is Piketh’s second consecutive singles bronze while she also boasts the 2014 Glasgow pairs gold.


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