The four-time universe champion clocked a Games record one minute, 54 seconds prosaic to turn a initial masculine swimmer to win 3 uninterrupted Commonwealth bullion medals in a same event.
“I wanted to get a three-peat,” pronounced le Clos, who shot to celebrity during a 2012 London Olympics by overwhelming Phelps in a 200m moth in one of a sport’s good upsets.
“No one’s finished a triple before so — Michael Phelps of Commonwealth!” combined a pin-up with a far-reaching smile, after violence Australian David Morgan by some-more than two-and-a-half seconds.
“It means a lot. Tonight was all about story — it was all business.”
Only Australian women Leisel Jones (100-200m breaststroke) and Petria Thomas (100m butterfly) have formerly won 3 uninterrupted golds in a same eventuality during a Commonwealth Games.
“I had to get in and get a pursuit finished and come out as protection as possible,” pronounced le Clos, after following his bullion in Friday’s 50m fly with a stimulating performance.
“That was my fastest ever 150m separate and afterwards we knew a competition was over.”
Le Clos, who is contesting 7 events during a Games, returned to a pool to validate second fastest for Sunday’s 100m freestyle final, brazen of Australia’s Olympic champion Kyle Chalmers.
“Tomorrow is going to be a humdinger,” likely a South African.
“I wish to be in a brew of things and let’s see what happens.”
Le Clos arrived in Australia looking to turn a many successful contestant in Commonwealth Games history.
He was 6 medals behind shooters Mick Gault and Philip Adams, who lead a approach with 18.
Despite adding dual bullion to his haul, le Clos will have to wait until Birmingham 2022 to pass them after unwell to award in a 200m freestyle and a 4x100m free.
“Obviously I’m not going to get a 6 medals though I’d like to win as many golds as probable and get a fly treble,” pronounced a 25-year-old, targeting nonetheless another Games first.
“It was unpleasant though we wanted to only make certain we was winning comfortably,” he combined after his moth victory.
“I’m as bruise as we can be after 6 races in a space of 24 hours.”
Looking brazen to Sunday’s final in a 100m free, swimming’s blue riband event, le Clos promised: “They will feel me. we have zero to lose.
“I competence get fourth, we competence get eighth — though we also competence only win.”