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Moscow wins for Le Clos, Schoeman and Brown

South Africa’s Olympic and world champion Chad le Clos on Saturday won the men’s 200-metre butterfly at the FINA World Cup in Moscow, Russia

The 21-year-old, who beat Michael Phelps in the event at last year’s London Olympics, clocked a time of 1:49.83 to finish more than 2sec ahead of American Tom Shields.

“I’m happy to come back to Moscow where I’ve won previously on several occasions,” Le Clos told AFP.

Le Clos finished second in the 50m butterfly won in 22.36sec by compatriot and veteran Olympian Roland Schoeman, who also won the 50m breaststroke (25.83).

The local crowd’s favourite Vladimir Morozov, who is currently second in the World Cup overall standings, finished first in the men’s 100m freestyle with a time of 45.68sec.

Morozov then went on to top the podium in the 100m individual medley.

Another South Afrian in action was Myles Brown who won the 400m freestyle 3:41.79 from Australian Robert Hurley (3:43.89).