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Silver for Van der Burgh?

2013-07-29 14:30
Cameron van de Burgh (File)
Cape Town - Cameron van der Burgh will win South Africa's first medal at the 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona, if bookmakers are to be believed.

Van der Burgh, 25, the record holder in the 100m breaststroke following his exploits at the London Olympics last year, qualified joint-second fastest for Monday evening's final.

Van der Burgh, drawn in lane 3 for the final, posted a time of 59.78 in Sunday's semi-finals.

Australia's Christian Sprenger (59.23) was the quickest qualifier, followed by Van der Burgh and American Kevin Cordes.

Leading bookies have installed Sprenger as the favourite, following by Van der Burgh and Cordes.

Van der Burgh and Chad le Clos are expected to be South Africa's only medal winners in Barcelona.

Van der Burgh's world record stands at 58.46.

The race will start at 18:02 SA time.


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