- 18 Aug 2010
Lucky trunks help Chad claim gold
South African swim sensation Chad le Clos claimed gold in the youth men's 200m individual medley to win his second medal of the YOG, before attributing his success to a lucky pair of swimming trunks!
“I have an orange costume which I wear for the final sessions,” revealed the 18-year-old, who won in a time of 2:00.68. “I have worn it in every final for the past year and so far it's been working pretty well.”
Le Clos, who also picked up a silver medal in the youth men's 400m freestyle, revealed that he had tried out different coloured trunks before settling on the orange pair.
"I bought a couple of different coloured costumes, just to try them all out,” he said. “I had a green one and a white one. I tried them for different finals and I didn't do so well, but I did my personal best with the orange one, so I'm using it now."