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Athletics Le Clos sets 100m fly world record to win world short course

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Chad Le Clos of South Africa competes in the 200M Butterfly final on day one of the 13th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) at the WFCU Centre on December 6, 2016 in Windsor Ontario, Canada play

Chad Le Clos of South Africa competes in the 200M Butterfly final on day one of the 13th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) at the WFCU Centre on December 6, 2016 in Windsor Ontario, Canada

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South Africa's Chad le Clos set a 100m butterfly world record of 48.08sec on Thursday in winning gold at the Short Course Swimming World Championships in Windsor, Canada.

Le Clos led at the 50m mark and powered home to improve his own world record of 48.44, set at the previous edition of the championships at Doha in 2014.

American Tom Shields was second in 49.04 and Australian David Morgan third in 49.31.

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