South Africa's Cameron van der Burgh competes to win the silver medal in the Men's 100m Breaststroke Final during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
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RIO DE JANEIRO - South Africa bagged its first medal at the 2016 Rio games.
Britain&39;s Adam Peaty broke his own world record for the second time in two days as he blasted to Olympic gold in the men&39;s 100m breaststroke on Sunday.
The 21-year-old world champion touched the wall in a time of 57.13 seconds, smashing the mark of 57.55 he set in the Rio heats on Saturday&39;s opening day of competition.
South Africa&39;s Cameron van der Burgh, the defending Olympic champion, took silver behind Peaty in 58.69 and American Cody Miller the bronze in 58.87.
Adam Peaty wins the men&39;s 100m breaststroke in convincing fashion. @Cameronvdburgh earns SA&39;s first medal of the games with a silver.— Junia Stainbank (@mjstainbank) August 8, 2016
But Peaty was never seriously threatened, despite an ordinary start, and the Briton celebrated by letting out a roar of delight after breaking the lengthy Olympic title drought for British male swimmers.
Cameron you beaut! SILVER. When the occasion demands it! WR For Peaty.— Ryk Neethling (@RykNeethling) August 8, 2016