Van Der Burgh Earns Gold in 50 Breast From Lane 1

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 Links

  • Fabio Scozzoli
  • Giulio Zorzi
  • Felipe França Silva
  • Cameron van der Burgh
  • Kirill Prigoda
  • Felipe Lima
  • FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) – Men's 50 metre breaststroke



    1. Akram Alaoui

      Dennis Simonov outside smoke?

    2. Cali Ahmed

      Congratulation ❤️??

      • Julie Bryan

        We like an outside lane burner!

    3. Shaheen Alghofari

      Still got some pace Joe Stott where was Morozov !!

    Author: Daniel D'Addona

    Dan D'Addona is the lead college swim writer for Swimming World. He has covered swimming at all levels since 2003, including the NCAA championships, USA nationals, Duel in the Pool and Olympic trials. He is a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and a graduate of Central Michigan University. He currently lives in Holland, Michigan, where he also is the Sports Editor at The Holland Sentinel.

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