Omega got a new swimming ambassador – 19 year-old South African, Chad Le Clos. An upcoming star is honored to be a part of amazing brand’s family of super-stars, along with swimming legends, such as Michael Phelps and Alexander Popov. For now on, Chad Le Clos will be the youngest Omega’s ambassador.
Famous Swiss manufacturer scouted Chad at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore, in 2010, where he won five medals. In the same year, Le Clos won two gold medals – in the 200-metre butterfly and the 400-metre individual medley at the Commonwealth Games, setting Games records in both events. The gold medal in the 200-metre butterfly, from the 2010 FINA World Short Course Championships also became his property.
“It gives me great confidence knowing that Omega will form part of my team in the future, with their exceptionally talented ambassadors. Omega’s support of swimming and swimming legends, past and present, provides an exciting platform for my professional sporting career and I’m looking forward to having the chance to work closely with them”, said Le Clos.
Omega’s president Stephen Urquhart confirmed high expectations from South African swimmer, especially at next year’s Olympic Games in London, where Swiss watchmaker will be the official timekeeper, for 25th time.
Competitive swimming has been one of the most important sports for renowned watchmaker that developed the most advanced timekeeping instruments, such as very sensitive touch pads at the end of each lane that stop the time, at a same moment a swimmer touch it. Omega serves as the official timekeeper at the greatest swimming events, including the FINA World Championships and the Olympic Games.