Van der Burgh feels hard done by

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Olympic medal winner Cameron van der Burgh’s agent and manager Ryk Neethling says the swimmer feels hard done by that he has not been included in the annual list of National Orders.

The Presidency on Monday announced the list of recipients which includes van der Burgh’s fellow medal winner Chad le Clos.

Despite winning Olympic gold, breaking a world record in the final and defending his world championship title, van der Burgh was not recognised in the National Sport Awards and has now been left off the list of National Orders.

Neethling is questioning the decision.

“Cameron has really achieved everything that there is to achieve in swimming. I know that he feels hard done by it and I think it’s a definite oversight.”

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