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Nineteen-year-old swimming sensation Chad le Clos secured the overall Fina/Arena World Cup title in Japan on the weekend, joining Ryk Neethling and Cameron van der Burgh as South Africans who have captured the prestigious title.
South African Ryk Neethling dominated the FINA World Cup swimming series, winning 21 gold medals over eight meetings and clinching the overall title - and $50 000 - with a world record 51.52 seconds in the 100m individual medley in New York.
Roland Schoeman, Lyndon Ferns, Darian Townsend and Ryk Neethling took the four-by-100 metres freestyle relay by storm on Sunday night, beating some of the biggest names in swimming and shattering the world record to take South Africa's first Olympic gold medal since the marathon in Atlanta eight years ago.