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Swimmer Chad le Clos’ Rise to Olympic Stardom Traced in Unbelievable!

Unbelievable!New from Penguin Books, the story behind Chad le Clos’ 2012 Olympic success: Unbelievable!

At the 2012 Olympics Chad le Clos, a 20-year-old from Durban, astounded the world by achieving the “unbelievable”: he beat Michael Phelps, his childhood hero and the world’s number one swimmer, in the 200 metres butterfly final.

You can re-live that incredible moment here:

This book tells us all about the making of a swimming sensation – in the words of the golden boy himself, his family and those who have stood by him from the start. It is an encouraging account of realising the ultimate goal, not through chance, but with the resolute support of family and friends and Chad’s own relentless dedication to his sport.

Taking its title from his dad Bert le Clos’ famous exclamation on BBC TV when his son defeated Phelps, this book follows Chad’s rise to Olympic stardom. An inspirational story for all wishing to achieve beyond what may seem possible.

About the Author

Myan Subrayan is a writer and motivational speaker, and works with top sportspeople and professional teams as a life coach. He is the author of Pierre Spies: More than Rugby and Inga: My Story, biography of former New Zealand international rugby player Inga Tuigamala.

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