South Africa's swimming sensation Chad le Clos can step out of Cameron van der Burgh shadow and into the limelight tonight.
The 20 year-old qualified second fastest for tonight's 200 meters butterfly final, upstaging the iconic Michael Phelps. He clocked one minute 54-point-3-4 seconds to set a new African record in his semi-final.
Japan's Takeshi Matsuda touched ahead of le Clos in 1 minute 54-point-2-5seconds.
"Ja, I am just happy its my second final, I’m loving every minute of it. You know after Cameron’s win the mood has picked up in camp and I am looking forward to the final," said an excited le Clos.
But le Clos' efforts were over-shadowed by Lithuanian schoolgirl, Ruta Meilutyte, who claimed her country's first ever swimming medal.
Meilutyte led from start to finish in the 100 meters breaststroke final. The 15 year-old held off a fierce challenge from American world champion, Rebecca Soni, at the death -- winning in one minute, five-point-47 seconds. Meilutyte now goes to a local school in the English town of Plymouth that has a respected elite swimming programme.
Gideon Louw, qualified for the semi-finals of the 100 metres freestyle
Meanwhile, another South African, Gideon Louw, qualified for the semi-finals of the 100 metres freestyle. His time of 48-point-2-9 seconds was the second fastest of the morning heats. Compatriot, Graeme Moore, didn't make it through, finishing seventh in his heat in 49-point-2-9 seconds.
The men's 4x200 meters freestyle relay team is also through to the final after finishing seventh fastest in 7 minutes 11-point-5-1 seconds.