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Le Clos parts ways with coach

South Africa’s most-decorated Olympian, Chad le Clos, on Thursday announced he is parting ways with long-time coach Graham Hill.

The pair have worked together in Durban for the past 14 years and won a total of 15 medals at Olympics Games and World Championships.

“Graham Hill has done a great job as my coach for 14 years. We have achieved a lot together at every level of the sport,” Le Clo said in a statement on his website.

“However, having considered everything, I have decided to end our agreement and will now start looking to find a new structure for 2017.

“For the rest of the 2016 season, I will work by myself. Every athlete has to take responsibility for his or her own career and I feel ready to try a different approach.

“I would like though to thank Graham for all his hard work, his advice and his friendship. I’ve been fortunate to have one of the best swimming coaches in the world living so close to my family home here in Durban. It has been an incredible journey together and he and his family will always remain good friends.”

Le Clos won silver medals in the 200m freestyle and 100m butterfly at the Rio Games.

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