Van der Burgh takes 50m breaststroke gold in Tokyo 

SA swimmer Cameron van der Burgh claimed gold in the men’s 50 metre breaststroke at Fina/airweave Swimming World Cup’s Tokyo leg on Wednesday.

Van der Burgh touched the wall in 27.18 seconds followed closely behind by countryman Giulio Zorzi in 27.93. Back in third was local Ryouta Nomura in 28.04.

Van der Burgh will go again on Thursday in the two day day event when he attempts to complete the breaststroke double in the 100m. Zorzi, meanwhile, will take part in the 50m freestyle. – ANA