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Cameron van der Burgh ties the knot!

2018-07-03 16:30
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Cameron van der Burgh and Nefeli Valakelis (Twitter)

Cape Town - Olympian Cameron van der Burgh has officially tied the knot with long-time partner Nefeli Valakelis in Athens, Greece.

The 30-year-old confirmed the news on Twitter on Monday.

The pair have been engaged since December 2016 after Van der Burgh proposed in the Swiss Alps.

Their Greek wedding looked like a star-studded affair with multiple sports personalities and celebrities in attendance.

Fellow Olympic swimming medal winners Chad le Clos and Ryk Neethling, as well as former South African hockey player Sanani Mangisa were all in attendance.

Highlights of their wedding will be broadcast on SABC3's lifestyle show Top Billing, with Van der Burgh posting some sneak pictures on his Instagram stories.

Van der Burgh has an impressive swimming resume, with a gold and silver medal from the 2012 London and 2016 Rio Olympics, respectively, as well as four Commonwealth Games gold medals, two silvers and three bronzes.

Wedding day !!!!! ??

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