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BERLIN, Germany, August 22. GREAT Britain’s Adam Peaty set a world record in the semi-finals of men’s 50 breast during the evening session at the European Championships in Berlin. Peaty clocked 26.62, edging Cameron van der Burgh’s world record-time of 26.67 from the 2009 World Championships. He also broke his own European record of 26.78 set in winning the Commonwealth title last month. Obviously, Peaty qualified first for tomorrow’s final, leading Serbia’s Cada Siladji (27.33) and Lithuania’s Giedrius Titenis (27.39).
Peaty is the first British man since Adrian Moorhouse to hold the world record, when he clocked a 1:01.49 more than two decades ago.