30 July 2014 by Keith Nicholls

SA swimmers shine at Commonwealth Games

South African swimmer Chad le Clos further cemented his reputation as one of the world’s top swimmers with a stunning performance at the Commonwealth Games.

The Tollcross swimming centre at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Image courtesy of Bob the Lomond

His return of seven medals for the Games is a record, equalling that of Australia’s Ian Thorpe.

Le Clos won gold in the 100m and 200m butterfly; silver in the 4x100m freestyle relay; and bronze in the 50m butterfly, 200m individual medley, 4x200m freestyle relay and the 4x100m medley relay.

'It’s been a great week and that first 50m butterfly medal was a big one for me to get things going,' Le Clos said.

Cameron van der Burgh won gold in the 50m breaststroke, silver in the 100m breaststroke and bronze in the 4x100m medley relay, while veteran Roland Schoeman won silver in the 50m butterfly and the 4x100m freestyle relay.

Although the swimming competition has ended, the Games are still on until Sunday. 

South Africa is currently sitting seventh in the medals table with 26 medals. Click here for the full table.

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