Van der Burgh breaks 50m breaststroke world record

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KAZAN, Russia: South Africa’s Cameron van der Burgh broke the 50m breaststroke world record in Tuesday morning’s heats at the world swimming championships as his battle with Britain’s Adam Peaty resumed. Van der Burgh, who is defending his title, clocked an official time of 26.62sec to shave 0.05sec off his own record he set at the 2009 championships in the era when the performance-enhancing neoprene suits were still permitted.

AFP

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