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Olympic Champion and Youth Olympic Games Ambassador Chad Le Clos Highlights Importance of Being a Role Model to Young Athletes at Buenos Aires 2018

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Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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STORY HEADLINE: OLYMPIC CHAMPION AND YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES AMBASSADOR CHAD LE CLOS HIGHLIGHTS IMPORTANCE OF BEING A ROLE MODEL TO YOUNG ATHLETES AT BUENOS AIRES 2018

DATE: 10 October, 2018

LOCATION: Buenos Aires, Argentina

LANGUAGE: English

 

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South African swimming sensation Chad Le Clos has been taking in the next generation of sporting talent at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Buenos Aires 2018.

The Olympic champion is in Argentina in his role as a YOG Ambassador, along with Olympic basketball champion and Buenos Aires local Luis Scola, and Argentinian hockey legend Luciana Aymar. He was also a YOG ambassador four years ago, when the second edition of the event took place in Nanjing, China.

Reigning world champion, Le Clos rose to prominence at the inaugural YOG at Singapore 2010 by taking home five medals, before setting about dethroning his sporting idol Michael Phelps at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Lining up against the two-time defending champion in the 200m Butterfly final in London, Le Clos stole victory by just 0.05 of a second to confirm his meteoric rise which started at the 2010 YOG.

Now in Argentina as an Ambassador, the 26-year-old has highlighted the importance of being a positive role model for the next generation of athletes who are competing at Buenos Aires 2018.

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