Cameron Van der Burgh Shifts Gear For 59.7 & No3 World Rank In Durban Dominance

Cameron van der Burgh [Photo: Aniko Kovacs]

At South African Swimming Championships in Durban, Olympic champion Cameron Van Der Burgh claimed the 100m breaststroke crown in 59.78 to rise to equal third on the season world rankings

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At South African Swimming Championships in Durban, Olympic champion Cameron Van Der Burgh claimed the 100m breaststroke crown in 59.78 to rise to equal third on the season world rankings

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felixdangerpants

Solid but he will be in the race for Silver from now on

aswimfan

Felix,

Agreed. In 100, Peaty is on a different level than the rest of the world

Wez

You gents may have a point, and obviously Adam still has to swim the 100 in GBR this week, however, one thing i noticed was the level of control that Cam VDB had on the first 50, as well as the very impressive last 50 meters (31.1) for him.

Cam was only out 28.6 compared to his normal attacking nature, and the 2:12 that he produced over 200 in weeks prior to this might suggest that he is building his fitness (and doing a sterling job) to be able to take on Peaty.

Also, VDB does not have to be rested for this competition, as the next closest swimmer was only 62+

Maybe just dont rule him off yet, he is an olympic champ, although I do believe Adam is going to make it extremely hard to maintain that title.

Wez

** please excuse the “gents” comment, as i have no clue on the gender of the two posters above.

Craig Lord

Wez, indeed. None with Olympic and world crowns to their names should be written off. It’s still a long way to Rio for all concerned…

Wez

Thanks craig,

There are too many prime examples that echo our sentiments.

All readers:

Please find the meet results here

http://www.swimsa.org/modules_fe/layout2/liveresults_durban/sanationals/

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