Chad Le Clos survives bus scare to retain 200m butterfly title

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South Africa’s Chad le Clos solidified his status as the world’s best 200m butterfly swimmer as he retained his Commonwealth Games title on Saturday, while Australia added another four golds in the pool. […]

Le Clos nearly came a cropper before he even got into the pool on Saturday after twisting his ankle when slipping off a bus as he arrived back at the athletes’ village on Friday night.

However, once he was in the water he sped clear of the field in the final 50 metres.

“Last night I slipped off the bus, so I was a bit worried, my ankle was a bit swollen,” said Le Clos.

“It wasn’t too bad, so I just iced it. This morning it was quite bad in the heats so I was a bit worried, but we had 10 hours to strap it up and needle it a little bit so thanks to the physios.”

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