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Sprenger beat Olympic champion Cameron Van Der Burgh

July 29, 2013
Cameron van der Burg

Cameron van der Burg

Australia’s Christian Sprenger came from behind to beat Olympic champion and world record holder Cameron Van Der Burgh of South Africa and take gold in the men’s 100 metres breaststroke at the world championships on Monday.

Van Der Burgh led at the turn at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona but Sprenger powered through to touch in a time of 58.79 seconds, with the South African just behind in 58.97.

Felipe Lima of Brazil took bronze with 59.65.

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