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Olympian Cheats to win Gold!

Gold Medalist Cameron van der Burgh Admits to Cheating in 100-Meter Breaststroke.

Cameron van der Burgh of South Africa set a world record in the 100-meter breaststroke in London, but may have cheated to accomplish that feat. To which he has basically responded: “If you’re not cheating, you’re not trying.”

The swimmer admitted to taking extra dolphin kicksat the start of the race, sneaking in three kicks when only allowed one. However, the sport’s governing body does not use underwater replay review, so there is no way that other swimmers can appeal the decision. When asked about it, van der Burgh had no regrets.