Watch: Quick Questions With Cameron van der Burgh


Watch Cameron van der Burgh answer a series of rapid-fire questions courtesy of FINA’s youtube channel.

The South African won the gold medal tonight in the men’s 50 breaststroke final, his first SC World Title in the event after near misses in 2010 and 2014 when he won silver. He also took bronze in 2008.

As reported by Lauren Nedeigh


  • 2014 World Champion – 25.63, Felipe Franca Silva, BRA
  • World Record – 25.25, Cameron van der Burgh: RSA, 2009
  • Championship Record – 25.63, Felipe Franca Silva, BRA, 2014

GOLD: Cameron van der Burgh (RSA), 25.64

SILVER: Peter Stevens (SLO), 25.85

BRONZE: Felipe Lima (BRA), 25.98

South Africa’s Cameron van der Burgh, the World Record holder in this event, was 3 tenths shy of his World Record and just a hundredth shy of the Championship Record to win 50 breast gold tonight. The silver and bronze medalists were also sub-26, with Slovenia’s Peter Stevens, who swims collegiately at Tennessee, taking 2nd and Brazil’s Felipe Lima taking 3rd.

2014 world champ Felipe Silva (BRA) fell short of the podium, tying for 5th with South Africa’s Giulio Zorzi in 26.13.

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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