Chad le Clos

Swimmer

If his breakthrough performances in 2010 are anything to go by, the possibility that 19-year-old Chad le Clos will be the next Michael Phelps is not just a pipe dream for this down-to-earth Durban dynamo. Coinciding with his matric year at Westville Boys High School, Le Clos's debut year on the international swimming circuit saw him not only wearing his passport thin, but also returning home overweight with gold medals. Le Clos, who has trained with Graham Hill since he was 11, gave up his first love �soccer � to give swimming his all. Competing in Singapore, India and Dubai, Le Clos emerged victorious as the Youth Olympic's, Commonwealth Games and short-course world champion in 200m butterfly. Now he is gearing up for gold at London 2012. When he's not training he's either on the beach or vicariously winning Fifa tournaments with his friends on PS3. � Lu Larche

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