Cameron fights 'inner battles' on path to silver

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Cameron van der Burgh (Gallo)
Cameron van der Burgh (Gallo)

Rio de Janeiro - It was a swim that illustrated just why Cameron van der Burgh is an Olympic champion. 

He may not have won gold this time around, but the 28-year-old powered his way to a 58.69 swim in the 100m Breaststroke final on Sunday night (Monday morning, SA time) to claim silver and South Africa's first medal of the Games. 

The gold always belonged to Britain's Adam Peaty, who had set a world record in Saturday's heat that he then bettered in the final. 

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