2016 Silver Medalist Cameron van der Burgh A No-Show In 100 Breast

2017 FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

2012 Olympic champion and 2016 silver medalist Cameron van der Burgh was a no-show in the heats of the men’s 100 breaststroke. There was a rumor going around that this was the case, but nothing was confirmed until he was nowhere to be seen in lane 4 of the penultimate heat.

In his absence world record holder Adam Peaty of Great Britain led the field easily at 58.21, followed by Americans Cody Miller and Kevin Cordes.

This leaves just the 50 breast on van der Burgh’s schedule, an event in which he has won a medal in the last five World Championships, twice winning the title.

Along with the rumour of van der Burgh skipping the 100 breast, there was another going around that fellow South African Chad Le Clos would skip the 200 free. Like van der Burgh in the 100 breast, Le Clos was also the 2016 Olympic silver medalist in the 200 free.

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Uberfan

Is it too late to change our picks?

crooked donald

I hope LeClos skips the 200 free so he can trounce Schooling in the 100 fly.

Skoorbnagol

Schooling hater

crooked donald

Schooling fanboy.

Jay

Immature comment.

ERVINFORTHEWIN

bye Bye VDB – never liked that swimmer to be honest .

AMilos

Whats not to like?

ERVINFORTHEWIN

some stuffs …..

IMs for days

Why? He did cheat in 2012, but admitted to it and helped to call out Fina’s bad rules and judging, and unlike most, he stopped after 2012, where as several other breastrokers still sneak in extra kicks. Besides every stroke Cody Miller takes, the one the stands out to me is the mens SC 200IM at SC worlds 2014, where Hagino takes two kicks on the breast to breast turn and takes the lead from lochte with them.

ERVINFORTHEWIN

i still didnt like him …..thats how my truth is and the truth sets u free . ( never heard of that ? )

ERVINFORTHEWIN

I prefer Cody by a mile ….u want to argue with me again ?

IMs for days

Ok now you’re just trying to get down votes ?

ERVINFORTHEWIN

nope , i am truthful to myself – while your mind set tells more about who u are in reality ( avoiding the fact that we as humans have the right to like or dislike something / a swimmer / or a color ) grow – up dude , u have a serious delay

About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James formerly competed for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in February of 2018, placing 11th at the OUA Championships in the 200 IM, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics in May. He …

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