FINA World Championships

Van der Burgh claims bronze in 50m breaststroke

2017-07-26 18:34
Cameron van der Burgh (AP)

Cape Town - South Africa's Cameron van der Burgh finished third in the final of the men's 50m breaststroke at the FINA World Championships in Budapest on Wednesday.

The 50m breaststroke became Van der Burgh's sole event in Hungary.

Earlier this week, Van der Burgh pulled out of the 100m breaststroke in order to focus on the 50m breaststroke.

World record holder, Adam Peaty of Great Britain, dominated in the breaststroke by stopping the clock in a time of 25.99.

The determined South African could muster enough strength to touch the wall and take bronze in a time of 26.60.

Joao Gomes Junior of Brazil finished ahead of Van der Burgh in a time of 25.52.

Van der Burgh is the first man to finish on the podium in 10 consecutive World Championships in the men's 50m breaststroke.

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