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Motion Congratulating Chad Le Clos for Best Male Athlete in Africa

The African National Congress moves without notice: That the House

1) congratulates Chad le Clos for being awarded the trophy for the Best Male Athlete in Africa at a glittering evening honouring top sportsmen and women around the globe at the Association of National Olympic Committee Gala Awards in Prague, in the Czech Republic, on Thursday, 02 November 2017;
2) recalls that Mr Le Clos has been receiving gold medals throughout the year, including taking on rival US champ Tom Shields in the butterfly event at the DOHA leg of the Fina Swimming World Cup where he won both the 50m and 200m events;
3) further recalls that at the 2017 Fina short-course swimming World Cup in Berlin, he also took gold in the 50m and 200m butterfly and silver in the men's 100m freestyle;
4) recognises and commends his achievements and successes globally; and
5) wishes him much success in his future endeavours.

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