Cameron VD Burgh Books Olympic Defence in 59.6; Chad Le Clos Begins; Chris Reid Rises

Cameron Van Der Burgh of South Africa - by Patrick B. Kraemer
Cameron Van Der Burgh of South Africa - by Patrick B. Kraemer

Olympic champion Cameron Van Der Burgh took the 100m breaststroke crown at South African Championships in Durban in 59.66 this evening, the time more than a second from best and the time he clocked for silver at World titles last year. An indication of the lack of any need to halt his preparation for the Rio 2016 defence; Chad Le Clos books lane 4 for 200 free final on 1:47; and Chris Reid crushes his 100 back best on 53.1 in heats before 53.2 in semi

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felix

Chris Reid instantly makes RSA yet another medley relay medal contender

John Lohn

Agreed, Felix. Will be interesting to see if he can get to sub-53 in final and what can come from the 100 free to really make that relay a factor.

aswimfan

As if the men 4×100 medley relay is enough competitive enough (there’s only 1.17 seconds difference between gold and 6th finisher in Kazan), it will be more when RSA enters the conversation. Hopefully they can find 48low free guy.

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