This was the first big gala in 10 years at which Chad le Clos‚ with four Olympic gongs and seven world championships medals under his belt‚ failed to reach the podium.

The 29-year-old superstar‚ who finished fifth in the 200m butterfly final on Wednesday‚ touched sixth in his heat in 51.89 sec‚ ending 18th overall‚ two spots and 15-hundredths of a second outside the top 16 competitors who progressed to Friday’s semifinals...

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