efe-epaHangzhou, China

South Africa's Chad le Clos of South Africa won the men's 100 meter butterfly final at the 14th FINA World Swimming short course Championships in Hangzhou on Thursday.

The South African took the gold medal after posting a time of 48.50 seconds, over a fifth of a second quicker than second placed Caeleb Dressel of the United States.

China's Zhuhao Li completed the podium places after finishing in 49.25 seconds.

Le Clos, an Olympic, World and Commonwealth Games champion, remains the 100 meter butterfly world record holder, having posted a time of 48.08 at the last FINA World Swimming Championships in 2016 in Canada.