South African swimmer Van Der Burgh aims for more success in 2018


Swimming in South Africa has come under the spotlight of late. With concerns over the lack of women qualifying for the Olympics and the talent pool getting shallower each year, the only real beacons of hope have been Olympic gold medallists Chad le Clos and Cameron van der Burgh. Both of whom, year-in and year-out, continue to produce results in the pool. CGTN’s Sias du Plessis caught up with one of them. Here he is now with 2012 London Olympic Games gold medallist Cameron van der Burgh in Cape Town.


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