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.


  1. Akram Alaoui

    Dennis Simonov outside smoke?

    • Dennis Simonov

      comme la fille au 400 ???

  2. Cali Ahmed

    Congratulation ❤️??

    • Julie Bryan

      We like an outside lane burner!

  3. Shaheen Alghofari

    Still got some pace Joe Stott where was Morozov !!