Van der Burgh breaks world record to win gold

Last Updated: Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 08:50

Rome: South Africa`s Cameron van der Burgh broke his own world record to take gold in the men`s 50 metres breaststroke final at the world championships.
Van der Burgh, who took bronze in 100 breaststroke on Monday, clocked 26.67 seconds to beat the mark of 26.74 he set in Tuesday`s semi-finals.

Brazil`s Felipe Franca Silva claimed the silver medal with American Mark Gangloff scooping the bronze.

Australian Brenton Rickard, who knocked the men`s 100 metres breaststroke world record down to 58.58 in winning that event, came joint fourth with Germany`s Hendrik Feldwehr.

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First Published: Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 08:50

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