Cameron Van Der Burgh Beats Adam Peaty in 50 Breast

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - APRIL 15:Cameron van den Burgh celebrates the qualifying time swim in the 100m time trial relay medley during the finals session on day 6 of the SA National Aquatic Championships and Olympic Trials on April 15 , 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

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In today’s 50 breast final at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, we saw a shocking turn of events when South Africa’s Cameron Van Der Burgh was able to get in front of World Record holder, England’s Adam Peaty, by posting a time of 26.58 while Peaty was 26.62.

Fellow Englishmen James Wilby, earned bronze in a time of 27.37.

After a quick turnaround from the 50 free semi-final, South Africa’s Brad Tandy took eighth in a time of 28.37.

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29 comments

  1. Mike Bolstridge

    Awesome swim….well done Cameron!

  2. Brett Davies

    Awesome congratulations Cameron

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    Vincent Leroyer

    What a finish ! Cameron is still roaring. An old lion remains a lion ! Congratulations

  4. Halim Yussuf

    Peaty is not invincible.

  5. Paul Robbins

    Well done Cameron and well done James Gibson- what a result!

  6. Sandy Briggs

    James Hooper Rob Charland

  7. Angela Harmon

    Patrick Harmon!!Eoin Harmon!!

    • Nicola Conway

      My poor Adam … 😱😱

    • Nicola Conway

      My poor Adam … 😱😱

    • Nicola Conway

      My poor Adam … 😱😱

  8. Sive Murphy

    Nicola Conway……thinking of you! 😭

  9. Aina Evensrud

    Erik Magnus Evensrud💪🏻

  10. Jack Brennan

    Therese Corry unreal

  11. Lisa Cini

    Nicola 😱😱

  12. Jack Anderson

    Moks Kenneth-Tile no longer the goat

  13. Jarrett Hui

    Bill Yuanhong Sun

  14. Owen Van Renen

    Excellent Cameron. Entrenched in the history books.