Adam Peaty Lowers 100 Breaststroke World Record on Way to Gold

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Adam Peaty of Great Britain charged off the blocks with the fastest reaction time of the men’s 100 breast final. The young Brit jumped to an immediate lead and never looked back, charging ahead of the competition to stop the clock in world record time. Peaty lowered his existing world and Olympic record of 57.55 down to a 57.13 to earn gold and give him the seven fastest times in this event.

2012 Olympic gold medalist Cameron van der Burgh of South Africa was the first to pop up off the initial start but battled hard for second overall with a 58.69.

Cody Miller of the USA claimed the bronze medal in American record style, clocking a final 58.87.

Fellow American Kevin Cordes was fourth with a time of 59.22, just ahead of Brazil’s Joao Gomes’ 59.31.

Japan’s Yasuhiro Koseki and Brazil’s Felipe Franca turned in similar times of 59.37 and 59.38 for sixth and seventh respectively.

Dmitriy Balandin of Kazakhstan finished eighth with a 59.95.


  1. avatar

    Rowdy didn’t say it but Cody Miller now gets to swim on the 4×100 Medley Relay in the last swim of Michaels Phelps. They should be favorites for the Gold

  2. Dave Nicholson

    Likely the most dominant 100m swim of any stroke in Olympic history.