Chad le Clos

In a shock result on Day 1 in the pool at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, Chad le Clos failed to progress to the men’s 50m butterfly final. Photo: Team SA website

Commonwealth Games result: Chad le Clos fails to reach 50m butterfly final

In a shock result on Day 1 in the pool at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, Chad le Clos failed to progress to the men’s 50m butterfly final.

Chad le Clos

In a shock result on Day 1 in the pool at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, Chad le Clos failed to progress to the men’s 50m butterfly final. Photo: Team SA website

In a shock result on Day 1 in the pool at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, Chad le Clos failed to progress to the men’s 50m butterfly final.

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Le Clos entered the semi-finals with the seventh-quickest time after the heats, but finished fifth in his semi-final and well outside of the Top 8 who progressed to the final.

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Le Clos was the defending champion in the event having won the gold medal in 2018.

Le Clos’ wait for a record-tying 19th Commonwealth Games medal will go on.

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