Cameron van der Burgh Clocks 2nd-Fastest 50 Breast of Year 27.17

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - APRIL 13: Camwron van den Burgh on his way to a Olympic Qualifying time in the 200m breast stroke for men l during the finals session on day 4 of the SA National Aquatic Championships and Olympic Trials on April 13 , 2016 at the Kings Park Aquatic Center pool in Durban, South Africa. Photo Credit / Anesh Debiky/Swim SA
Photo Courtesy: Anesh Debiky/Swimming South Africa

Cameron van der Burgh put up the second-fastest time of the year in the men’s 50-meter breast at the 2016 South African Nationals.

Van der Burgh, who already owns the top time with a 27.08 from the Swedish Open in Stockholm, raced his way to a win in 27.17.  That’s faster than the 27.21 posted by Adam Peaty this week at the British Championships.

Giulio Zorzi finished second in a time of 27.50 to move to fifth in the world, while Jarred Crous wound up third in 27.99.

                         === Finals ===                          
  1 VD Burgh, Cameron      27 NTS-TSH             28.49      27.17  
  2 Zorzi, Giulio          27 NTS-TSH             28.59      27.50  
  3 Crous, Jarred          19 NTS-TSH             28.46      27.99  
  4 Houlie, Michael        15 WPA-CPT             29.07      28.56  
  5 Emslie, Craig          20 WPA-CPT             28.57      28.62  
  6 Pike, Jared            25 CGA-JHB             28.88      28.94  
  7 Basson, Alaric         20 NMA-NMA             28.97      28.95  
  8 Jackson, Jacko         20 NMA-NMA             29.40      29.45  
  9 Bezuidenhout, Christi  18 NTS-TSH             29.87      29.69  
 10 Geeson, Lee            21 KZNA-ETH            29.97      30.10
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