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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.