Adam Peaty Sets World Record, Kevin Cordes Downs American Mark in 50 Breast at 2015 FINA World Championships

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Adam Peaty of Great Britain made his unratified world record a moot point by blasting a new one during semis of the men’s 50-meter breast at the 2015 FINA World Championships.

Peaty, who set an unratified world record with a 26.62 at the European Championships last summer, churned up a scintillating time of 26.42 for the top seed heading into finals.

Peaty’s record never was ratified since someone forgot to test his doping sample for EPO as required for a world record.  It was an administrative error as those in charge of ordering the tests did not check all the boxes required.

This morning, Cameron van der Burgh tied Peaty’s world record with a 26.62 of his own, but Peaty certainly wiped out all the controversy so everyone can focus on the world title tomorrow.

Van der Burgh cruised into the second seed tonight in 26.74, while USA’s Kevin Cordes broke the American record with a time of 26.76.

Cordes’ effort lowered the 26.86 set by Mark Gangloff at the 2009 World Championships.

Brazil’s Felipe Silva finished fourth in 26.87 with Slovenia’s Damir Dugonjic also clocking a sub-27 with a fifth-seeded 26.92.

New Zealand’s Glenn Snyders (27.17), Serbia’s Caba Siladi (27.19) and Lithuania’s Giedrius Titenis (27.20) also made the championship heat.

SCHEDULED EVENTS

  • Men’s 200 free finals
  • Women’s 100 back finals
  • Men’s 50 breast semis
  • Women’s 1500 free finals
  • Men’s 100 back finals
  • Women’s 200 free semis
  • Men’s 200 fly semis
  • Women’s 100 breast finals

HEAT SHEETS

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