Every South African a Swimmer

A Gold and a Silver for South Africa

A Gold and a Silver for South Africa
Johannesburg, 30 September 2015 - Cameron van der Burgh, continued to dominate in the 50m breaststroke when he claimed a gold medal on the first day of the FINA/Airweave World Cup in Beijing earlier tonight.

Van der Burg sped to the finish with a time of 27:03.  The silver medal went to Tommy Sucipto of Australia in 27:79 and  Shi Weijia of China clocked 28:00.
In the200m breaststroke, Mao Feilian of China took the lead in 1:03:76, while SA’s Cameron van der Burg claimed a silver in 1:03:21.  The bronze was bagged by China’s Yan Zibei in 1:38:08.
The Beijing leg of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup concludes tomorrow with Van der Burgh in action in the 100m breaststroke.

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