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Cameron van der Burgh

Cameron van der Burgh, born May 25, 1988 in Pretoria, South Africa, is a South African swimmer.

van der Burgh is Africa’s first home-trained world record holder and the youngest at the age of 20. He has represented South Africa at the “2008 Summer Olympics” and has won numerous World Championship medals since his debut in 2007 when he took a bronze medal.

van der Burgh obtained his first world long-course record (27.06) in the 50 m breaststroke, in the semifinals at South African nationals in April 2009. He won the world title in the same year at the Rome championship, also in the 50 m breaststroke.

In 2010, van der Burgh achieved another feat, winning the 50m breaststroke at the Commonwealth Games in a time of 27.18 seconds — a new record.

Aside from swimming, van der Burgh is a graduate of Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws at the University of Pretoria.

Max Whitlock

Max Whitlock, born January 13, 1993, in Hemel Hempstead, Great Britain, is an English gymnast.

Whitlock achieved his medal in 2010 when he was part of the team which won the silver medal for England in the gymnastics in the men’s artistic all-around team event at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. He also won the silver medal in the men’s pommel horse and a bronze medal in the men’s horizontal bar at the same games.

Whitlock is a member of Britain’s gymnastics team at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, where he helped the team claim a bronze medal at the team final.

Men Commonwealth Games Highlights

Men Commonwealth Games Highlights

So… apparently from what I gather, a a party took place over in India earlier this month…

Scratch that… Maybe party’s not exactly the right term I’m looking for here. How about say, a celebration… A two week-long celebration of athletics from the looks of it…

A two week-long celebration of athletics where apparently we (read: the US) weren’t invited … For shame. (I’m assuming that whole difference in ‘opinions’ dating back two centuries might’ve played a role in our absence?). Regardless, in spite of my conspicuously missing invitation, I figured I’d crash the party anyway…

And check out a couple ‘party-goers’ celebrating their athletic prowess…

And what a celebration it was … Aussie divers, Brit and Canuck gymnasts vaulting, South Africans swimming their hearts out?… If I didn’t know better, I’d almost swear I stumbled on a foreshadowed get-together over in London two years from now.

A rather sexy/well-defined/graceful in motion foreshadow… But still a foreshadow nonetheless… (*And might I add Ethan Warren and Matthew Mitchum make for quite the uber-cute diving couple… wow*)

Just (symmetrically) Beautiful …

And of course, while we’re still on the topic of gorgeous hotties from the Commonwealth Games… I believe an honorable mention *has* to be made for the gymnasts as well…

Thomas Pichler, Anderson Loren and Reiss Beckford on the right… I’ve gotta say, if this is what we’ve got to look forward for the upcoming gymnastics events at the London summer games, then 2012 can’t come soon enough.

But yeah, suffice to say in spite of the Commonwealth games having come to a ceremonious end last Friday, I’m already very much looking forward to the big events at (next) next summer’s games … And might I add, this Aussie Thomas Pichler guy really is quite the dreamboat… So my type …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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