Team South Africa celebrates silver medals in Rio

In the early hours of this morning Chad le Clos won silver in the men’s 200m freestyle.

Chad le Clos competes in a Men's 200m Butterfly heat at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on 8 August 2016. Picture: AFP.

RIO DE JANEIRO - Team South Africa has been celebrating with two silver medals at the Olympics in Rio so far.

South Africa is currently 21st on the overall medals table at this year's games.

In the early hours of this morning Chad le Clos won silver in the men's 200m freestyle, the country's second medal after six days of competition.



The 200m freestyle is a relatively new race for Le Clos, and his coach Graham Hill was pleased with the swimmer's performance.

"He's a racer and we're here at the Olympics to win medals. We went for it and we came up with a silver.

"Obviously we're happy with the silver, but we were going for the gold. I think he's in a good space, he's strong and we've recovered well."

Yesterday Cameron van der Burgh also won silver in the 100m breaststroke.