Adam Peaty Clocks World Best 100 Breast; Earns Ticket To Rio

Photo Courtesy: R-Sport / MIA Rossiya Segodnya

The first day of the 2016 British National Championships displayed an array of speed across multiple events.

Men’s 100 Breast Final:

After posting te top time in the world for 2016 at a 58.74 in prelims of the men’s 100-meter breaststroke, breaststroke superstar Adam Peaty lowered it yet again in finals to finish with a 58.41. Peaty’s time is also well under the qualifying standard of 59.38 earning Peaty his first ticket to Rio. So far this year Peaty has been the only swimmer under the 59-second mark.

Joining him in Rio will be Ross Murdoch who claimed the silver medal with a 59.31 in finals. Murdoch’s time rockets him up to second in the world rankings for 2016 giving Great Britain a strong showing in the men’s 100 breaststroke heading into Rio.

James Wilby rounded out the top three with a time of 1:00.05.

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  1. Jonathan Minier

    58.41 jetais pas loin Simon-Pierre Bélanger

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Taylor Brien is the Assistant Operations Manager and a staff writer at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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