Brad Tandy and Chad le Clos got the final leg of the second cluster of the FINA Swimming World Cup in Budapest off to a good start with each bagging a medal.
Le Clos earned the top step of the 100m butterfly winning a tussle with France’s Mehdy Metella.
He was well ahead of Metella at the second last turn before the Frenchman started reeling him in as they approached the wall.
But Le Clos managed to keep his nose in front touching first in a time of 49.22 seconds with Metella finishing second in 49.71. Brazil’s Nicholas Santos rounded off the podium in 50.12.
“It is really amazing for me to be back here. Last year was amazing and it is great to have my family in the stands,” Le Clos said on the live broadcast on SuperSport.
Splash-and-dash kingpin Tandy would not allow Le Clos to hog the limelight finishing third in the men’s 50m freestyle behind Russian supremo Vladimir Morozov.
Morozov won the sprint event in a blistering 20.51 with Great Britain’s Ben Proud touching in second place in 20.89 with Tandy bagging bronze in 21.06.