Le Clos targets perfect 7 to smash Games' medal record

Chad le Clos is competing in seven events at the Commonwealth Games and has said he wants to be the most successful South African athlete.
Chad le Clos is competing in seven events at the Commonwealth Games and has said he wants to be the most successful South African athlete.PHOTO: REUTERS

Besides medals, Chad le Clos is swimming for his own legacy when he competes at next month's Commonwealth Games in Australia.

The South African has won 12 medals (four gold, two silver and six bronze) in the past two Games and wants to surpass the all-time record of 18, shared by England's Mick Gault and Australia's Phillip Adams, both shooters.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 29, 2018, with the headline 'Le Clos targets perfect 7 to smash Games' medal record'. Print Edition | Subscribe