31 July 2012
South African Chad le Clos takes gold in 200m Butterfly
By Mike Smith
1st of August 2012
Well done to the young man from Durban, Chad le Clos (20) who whipped the mighty Michael Phelps in the 200m butterfly event.
London - Michael Phelps suffered a shock defeat to South Africa's Chad le Clos in the final of the 200m butterfly at the London Olympics on Tuesday after messing up his touch.
Le Clos elated after beating his hero
“It's been a dream of mine ever since I was a little boy. I just wanted to race Phelps in the final and I've beaten him. I can't believe it,” said Le Clos.
“Phelps is my hero and I love the guy. To beat him, I can't believe it. You don't understand what this means to me. This is the greatest moment of my life.”
Phelps was less impressed, throwing his goggles into the water and later storming past reporters without stopping, before regaining his composure and managing a wry smile at the medal ceremony.