Swimmer Chad le Clos has shunned the limelight of the international swimming scene to focus on his day-to-day life in South Africa. He qualified for the South African swimming team for the Olympics in 2010, 2012, 2016, and 2020. He is currently ranked as the sixteenth fastest swimmer in the world.
Chad has one of the best starts in swimming which is one of his strong points as he builds up a lead on his opponents before they have a chance to catch up. Capturing three gold medals, le Clos became one of South Africa’s most celebrated Olympic athletes.
Now, let’s know more about Chad le Clos’s early life, his overall swimming career, age, relationship status, net worth, and active social media accounts.
Chad le Clos Early Life
Chad le Clos full name is “Chad Guy Bertrand le Clos” who was born on 12 April 1992 in Durban, South Africa. He is the son of Bert Le Clos (Father) and Geraldine Le Clos (Mother). His parent moved to South Africa when le Clos was 9 years old.
He grew up with his sister (Bianca Matos) and two brothers (Jordan Le Clos and Justin Le Clos).
Le Clos went to the Westville Boy’s High School in Durban on where he started practicing his swimming. He is very passionate about swimming at a young age and gained tons of training.
The main played or used strokes of Chad le Clos are the Butterfly, freestyle individual medley.
Chad le Clos Age
Chad le Clos was born on 12 April 1992 in Durban, South Africa.
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Chad le Clos Career
Chad le Clos started his senior or professional career from the 2010 Short course world championships. At that time, he picked two gold, one silver, and two bronze medals in a 200m butterfly and 400m individual medley games.
Following that, he also has won the gold medal in the 200m butterfly by overcoming the Laszio Cseh (2008 Olympic Silver Medalist) by 0.11 sec which was in World Short Course Championships held in Dubai.
In the year 2011, le Clos came 5th in the 200m butterfly and 10th in 4x 100m medley, and 13th in 100m butterfly on Long Course World Championships.
There is nothing to stop the le Clos once again earning 4 gold medals at World Short Course Swimming Championships in 2014 Season FINA Swimmer and titled as “FINA Swimmer of the Year”.
He again takes his steps to the 2017 Long Course World Championships and won the event by defeating Laszlo Cseh. Following that, he picked the bronze medals in the 2019 Long Course World Championships and set a new world record.
Chad le Clos also was a member of the inaugural International Swimming League and the co-caption of Energy Standard Swim Club. His club or team won several events and seasons.
Chad le Clos Olympic
Chad le Clos first participate in the 2012 summer Olympics which was held in London. At that time, he came 5th in 400m individual medley on the 1st day. Later on, he manages to win a gold medal in 200m butterfly on the 4th day by defeating 2 time’s Olympic champion and world record holder “Michael Phelps”. After that, he again picked the silver medal in 100m butterfly on the 7th day.
Moreover, in the 2016 Olympics, le Clos earn fame as “South Africa’s most decorated Olympics” by taking a silver medal in 200m freestyle. In addition, the match of le Clos was quite spectacular during the Rio Olympics by beating most of the players in the event. At the end of the Rio Olympics, he picked 1 gold and 3 silver medals which is the most medal earned in Olympics from South Africa.
Besides, le Clos also participate in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics but came 5th in the final round of the 200m butterfly and 18th in the 100m butterfly event.
Chad le Clos Relationship
Chad le Clos is currently in a relationship with his girlfriend Jeanni Mulder who is a famous model.
Chad le Clos Net Worth
Le Clos is one of the most successful swimmers in the world. He has gained lots of fame as well as wealth in his swimming career. His net worth is estimated at around $1.6 million.
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Chad le Clos Social Media
Chad le Clos is quite active on his social media accounts. He has over 242k followers on Instagram and 252.6k followers on his Twitter account. In addition, he also has an active Facebook page with 137k followers.
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