Van Der Burgh Earns Gold in 50 Breast From Lane 1

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - APRIL 10: Cameron van den Burgh celebrates after qulaifying for the 100m breatstroke during the heats session on day 1 of the SA National Aquatic Championships and Olympic Trials on April 10 , 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

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.

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6 years ago

Dennis Simonov outside smoke?

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6 years ago
Reply to  Akram Alaoui

comme la fille au 400 ???

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6 years ago

Congratulation ❤️??

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6 years ago

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6 years ago
Reply to  Jo Murphy

We like an outside lane burner!

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6 years ago

Still got some pace Joe Stott where was Morozov !!