Sunday, 28 July 2019 13:58

Zane Wadell has won South Africa's first gold medal in the men's 50m backstroke final at the FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Swimming out of lane 2,He produced a massive upset as He touched the wall in 24.43 seconds.

Russia's Evgeny Rylov came second in a time of 24.49 and fellow countryman Kilment Kolesnikov rounded up the podium in 24.51.

However this was Waddell's first FINA World Championships and so far the South African team have won four medals to date in South Korea.