Participants

Cameron VAN DER BURGH

Cameron VAN DER BURGH
    Swimming
Birth Date:  25 May 1988
Place of Birth:  PRETORIA
Country of birth:  RSA
Age:  29
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  184
Weight (Kg):  85

Cameron VAN DER BURGH - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Fri, 6 Apr 11:03
Men's 100m Breaststroke Heat 2
Finished
Fri, 6 Apr 20:37
Men's 100m Breaststroke Semifinal 2
Finished
Sat, 7 Apr 19:48
Gold Medal Event Men's 100m Breaststroke Final
Finished
Sun, 8 Apr 10:52
Men's 50m Breaststroke Heat 4
Finished
Sun, 8 Apr 20:19
Men's 50m Breaststroke Semifinal 1
Finished
Mon, 9 Apr 21:07
Gold Medal Event Men's 50m Breaststroke Final
Finished
Tue, 10 Apr 11:37
Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay Heat 2
Finished
Tue, 10 Apr 21:52
Gold Medal Event Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
Year Location Event Rank Result
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's 50m Breaststroke 1 26.76
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's 100m Breaststroke 2 59.28
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3 3:34.47
2010 Delhi, IND Men's 50m Breaststroke 1 27.18
2010 Delhi, IND Men's 100m Breaststroke 1 1:00.10
2010 Delhi, IND Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay 2 3:36.12

Olympic Games
Year Location Event Rank Result
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's 100m Breaststroke 2 58.69
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's 200m Breaststroke 26 2:12.67
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay 13 3:35.50
2012 London, GBR Men's 100m Breaststroke 1 58.46
2012 London, GBR Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay 13 3:35.23
2008 Beijing, CHN Men's 100m Breaststroke 10 1:00.57
2008 Beijing, CHN Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay 7 3:33.70

World Championships
Year Location Event Rank Result
2017 Budapest, HUN Men's 50m Breaststroke 3 26.60
2017 Budapest, HUN Men's 100m Breaststroke DNS -
2017 Budapest, HUN Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay 15 3:36.31
2015 Kazan, RUS Men's 50m Breaststroke 2 26.66
2015 Kazan, RUS Men's 100m Breaststroke 2 58.59
2015 Kazan, RUS Men's 200m Breaststroke 21 2:12.37
2013 Barcelona, ESP Men's 50m Breaststroke 1 26.77
2013 Barcelona, ESP Men's 100m Breaststroke 2 58.97
2013 Barcelona, ESP Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay 11 3:36.22
2011 Shanghai, CHN Men's 50m Breaststroke 3 27.19
2011 Shanghai, CHN Men's 100m Breaststroke 3 59.49
2011 Shanghai, CHN Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay 10 3:36.47
2009 Rome, ITA Men's 50m Breaststroke 1 26.67
2009 Rome, ITA Men's 100m Breaststroke 3 58.95
2009 Rome, Italy Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay 10 3:31.53
2007 Melbourne, AUS Men's 50m Breaststroke 3 27.88
2007 Melbourne, AUS Men's 100m Breaststroke 14 1:01.80
2007 Melbourne, AUS Men's 200m Breaststroke 23 2:15.10
2007 Melbourne, AUS Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay 4 3:35.92

Nickname: Killa Cam, VDB (southafrica.net, 31 Jul 2012; swimswam.com, 4 Apr 2017)
Hobbies: Photography, golf, following Arsenal football club (swimhistory.org, 2012)
Occupation: Athlete, businessman (Facebook page, 4 Aug 2017; fina.org, 2 Aug 2017)
Education: Investment management at University of South Africa, Pretoria; finance at University of Pretoria, South Africa
Languages spoken: English, Afrikaans
Coach: PERSONAL: Bobby HURLEY (AUS) (swimswam.com, 4 Apr 2017)
Injuries: Withdrew from Swimming South Africa's 2008 Cape Town Grand Prix because of a groin strain. (swimhistory.org, 2012)
Reason: Found to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder [ADHD] and used swimming as an outlet for his energy. (fina.org, 2 Aug 2017)
Additional information

DOLPHIN KICK
Made headlines after winning his first Olympic gold, when he admitted cheating in the underwater pullout of the race, completing three dolphin kicks after diving into the water off the blocks. Video showed many swimmers in the field doing the same. FINA then initiated new regulations on the dolphin kick. (swimswam.com, 4 Aug 2017)


MARKETING
Co-founder of sport marketing agency, Touch 58, in Cape Town. (touch58.com, 4 Aug 2017)


FASHION
Considered an icon of South African fashion and featured in GQ Magazine for his fashion savvy. (swimswam.com, 4 Aug 2017)


AWARDS
Received the 2013 Swammy Award for the Male African Swimmer of the Year, was South African Sportsman of the Year in 2013, and in 2014 received a national order (Order of Ikhamanga), which recognises South African citizens who have excelled in their fields of expertise. (swimswam, Oct 2016) (LinkedIn, 4 Aug 2017)


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Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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