Adam Peaty Surges To New Meet Record In 100 Breast at 2016 Euro Champs

Adam Peaty world-championships
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Men’s 100 Breast Final:

The final of the men’s 100 breaststroke was led by a strong British contingent as Adam Peaty and Ross Murdoch delivered a 1-2 finish. Peaty surged to first and a new championship record with a finish of 58.36. That time lowers his 2016 world best of 58.41 at the British Championships.

Murdoch stopped the clock at a 59.73 to be the only other athlete under the one-minute mark, finishing just shy of his third ranked 2016 best of 59.31 from the British Championships.

Third was picked up by Lithuania’s Giedrius Titenis and his final time of 1:00.10, while fourth fell to Italy’s Andrea Toniato (1:00.42).

Panagiotis Samilidis of Greece picked up fifth with a time of 1:00.66 and was closely followed by Slovenia’s Damir Dugonjic’s 1:00.75.

Anton Sveinn McKee of Iceland (1:01.29) and Yannick Kaeser of Switzerland (1:01.36) were seventh and eighth respectively.