South Africa’s Cameron van der Burgh (RSA) blasted a time in the Men’s 100m Breaststroke tonight at the London Aquatic Center tonight worthy of 2009. Van der Burgh was out like a rocket, in 27.07 and 0.60 under world record pace. Van der Burgh managed to hold on, breaking the world mark set by Brenton Rickard (AUS) in Rome in 2009, in a polyurethane suit.
A half second back was world record holder in the 200m Breaststroke, Christian Sprenger (AUS), picking up silver. The bronze went to Brendan Hansen (USA) in 59.49, with what is now the most successful comeback we’ve seen in the pool at these Games. Kosuke Kitajima (JPN) was locked out of the pool in fifth, posting a 59.79.
|Men’s 100m Breaststroke||50m||100m (50m)|
|Brenton Rickard (Rome 2009) WR||27.67||58.58 (30.91)|
|Cameron van der Burgh (London 2012) WR||27.07||58.46 (31.39)|
Brenton Rickard’s Wortld Record from Rome: