Posted on November 13, 2008
20 year-old Cameron Van Den Burgh broke his third World Record in 4 days. In the 6th leg of the 7 leg Word Cup Series in Stockholm, Cameron Van Den Burgh became the first man to go under 26sec in the 50m Breaststroke.
The Tukkies swimmer covered the 2 lengths of the 25m pool in 25.94sec, leaving Kazakhstan’s Vladislav Polyakov and Australia’s Christian Sprenger in his wake – 26.72sec and 26.86sec respectively. Cameron’s previous record stood at 26.08sec, which he set on Saturday 8 November in Moscow. At the same meet Cameron broke the 100m Breaststroke World Record.
At the very least the World Record swam last night in Stockholm will ensure Cameron adds another 45 points to his point tally of 115; firmly entrenching him at the top of the World Cup Points Standing and one step closer to the $100 000 overall first prize on offer by Fina. Points are allocated per best performance per meet and a bonus of 20 points is on offer for a World Record. So even in the unlikely event that Cameron fails to qualify for the finals in the 100m Breaststroke and earn more points today, he will still be sitting on 160 points going into the final leg of the World Cup Series in Berlin on 15/16 November where points count double.
Cameron will be swimming in the heats later today in the 100m Breaststroke and is the odds on favourite to win after his World Record in the event of last year and the sky high confidence after last night’s World Record.
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