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Cameron’s meet record
- Updated: June 6, 2011
The South African swimming team completed the final day of the Barcelona leg of the Mare Nostrum competition on Sunday with another gold medal and a championships record for Cameron van der Burgh.
Swimming the 50-metre breaststroke, Van der Burgh broke James Gibson’s 2003 championships record of 27.71 seconds when he raced to the finish line in a phenomenal time of 27.56sec ahead of Norway’s Alexander Dale Oen in 28.04 and Romania’s Dragos Agache in 28.16.
In the first race of the finals on Sunday evening, Myles Brown finished seventh in the 1500m freestyle with a time of 15min 40.69sec. Karen Prinsloo ended eighth in the 50m backstroke in 29.36 while Vanessa Mohr swam to fifth place in the 50m butterfly with a time of 27.10.
It was fourth position once again for Chad le Clos, this time in the 400m individual medley. Le Clos ended in a time of 4:20.27. In the 100m backstroke, Charl Crous came in 7th with a time of 55.85 while Jean Basson finished 8th in the 200m freestyle in 1:51.05.
The South African swimming team will now be heading for Canet to compete in the next Mare Nostrum leg on 8-9 June.