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S. Africa swimmer grabs Africa's 1st gold

07-31-2012 03:18 BJT Special Report: 2012 London Olympic Games |

South Africa grabbed Africa's first gold medal in the Men's swimming Breaststroke 100m through Cameron Van der Burgh.

The gold which came on day two of the Olympic Games saw the 24-year-old South African finish in a world record time of 58.46 seconds, 0.12 seconds faster than the previous record held by Australian Brenton Rickard.

Van der Burgh had qualified for the final on Saturday, when he won his semifinal by breaking the previous South African, African and Olympic records with a time of 58.95.

The South African led from start to finish as he annihilated the rest of the field. Van der Burgh became South Africa's first male swimmer to win a gold medal in an individual event at the Games.

Editor:James |Source: CNTV

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