Photo Courtesy: Anesh Debiky/Swimming South Africa
Men’s 50 Breaststroke
South Africa’s Cameron Van Der Burgh pulled off a stunning victory in the men’s 50-meter breaststroke at the 2016 FINA Short Course World Championships on Sunday.
Though he is the world record holder in the event, Van Der Burgh failed to make the final in the 100 breaststroke and won the gold medal in the 50 from lane one, finishing in 25.64.
Slovenia’s Peter Stevens (25.85) took the silver medal and Brazil’s Felipe Lima earned the bronze at 25.98.
Russia’s Kirill Prigoda (26.03) was fourth, followed by South Africa’s Giulio Zorzi (26.13) and Brazil’s Felipe Franca Silva (26.13), who each tied for fifth.
There was another tie for seventh as Cody Miller of the United States and Italy’s Fabio Scozzoli both finished in 26.18.
Associated LinksFabio ScozzoliGiulio ZorziFelipe FranĂ§a SilvaCameron van der BurghKirill PrigodaFelipe LimaFINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) â€“ Men's 50 metre breaststroke