A Cam with a Tokyo 2020 plan

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Cameron van der Burgh has been a consistent performer on the international stage since his teens, proving to be the epitome of longevity by remaining among the world’s greatest breaststroke swimmers even as he approaches his 30s.

The South African swimming great proved that once again when he won his third straight 50m breaststroke title at last month’s Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

The London 2012 Olympic Games champion produced one of his greatest performances in Australia, beating world record holder Adam Peaty in the sprint final.

Out-touching Peaty was an impressive feat as the Briton has redefined breaststroke swimming since he burst onto the scene four years ago.

Van der Burgh has shown no sign of slowing down and hopes to get even faster in order to show the young pretenders a thing or two at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

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