Kaylene you are a rising star and we are looking forward to the 1st medals coming in your career is growing fast and we are tremendously proud of you. All eyes on you love u lots girl! \U0001f618
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Cameron, Chad strike more World Cup gold in Doha
- Updated: November 4, 2015
Another four medals followed Monday’s six into the South African team coffers as the Doha leg of the FINA/airweave World Cup wrapped up in Qatar on Tuesday night.
Tuesday’s tally was made up of two more gold, one silver and one bronze medal.
Once again it was the C-Combination that did the job for SA as Cameron van der Burgh and Chad le Clos grabbed two of the four medals.
Van der Burgh showed just why he is the current overall rankings leader, as he grabbed the gold medal in the 100m breaststroke, clocking a quick 59.68sec. Silver medal went to Hungary’s Daniel Gyurta in 1:00.60 and bronze to Great Britain’s Ross Murdoch in 1:00.84.
Le Clos joined the golden moment as he swam to his fourth gold medal of the competition, this time in the 100m butterfly, as he finished with a time of 51.44 ahead of US swimmer Tom Shields in 52.10 and Australia’s Christopher Wright in 52.50.
Le Clos also managed a fourth place finish in the 200m backstroke with a time of 1:59.38, while countryman Martin Binedell, part of Team SA at the recent African Games in Brazzaville, Congo was fifth in 2:01.47.
Michael Meyer then won silver in the 200m individual medley in 2:01.63 as the gold went to Japan’s Keita Sunama in 2:00.48 and bronze to Hungary’s David Verraszto in 2:01.90.
The other medal for SA was a bronze for Doug Erasmus in the fast pace 50m freestyle. Erasmus, like Binedell, also swam in Congo, and on Tuesday touched the wall in 22.50 behind Brazil’s Bruno Fratus in 22.28 and American Anthony Ervin in 22.47.
In other results, Kaylene Corbett (pictured above) came eighth in the 50m breaststroke final, the 16-year-old Port Elizabeth swimmer touching in 32.59 as Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson won in 30.55, while Calvyn Justus also finished eighth in the 200m freestyle with a time of 1:51.29, losing two positions in the last 50m. Britain’s James Guy won in 1:47.06.
The team now heads to Dubai for the final leg of the World Cup on 6-7 November.