Adam Peaty Takes Down 100 Breast World Record, Touches in 57.00 — RACE VIDEO + QUOTES

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Great Britain’s Adam Peaty took down his own world record in the men’s 100 breast on his way to a dominant performance at the European Championships. After a stunning 0.47 reaction time, Peaty went out in 26.65 and finished in 57.00, under his own world record of 57.13 set on his way to Olympic gold two years ago.

Peaty has admitted that he is aiming for a sub-57-second 100 breaststroke before the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, and now, he just has one-hundredth to go.

“When I entered the pool I felt the passion and the flow,” Peaty said after the race, according to LEN Media. “I was no way expecting to swim a world record here. When I touched the wall I didn’t see the time proeprly and needed some moments to realise it but once I got it, it was an amazing feeling.”

Great Britain ended up finishing 1-2 in the race, as teammate James Wilby took second in 58.54, moving him behind Peaty and Cameron van der Burgh as the third-fastest swimmer in history. Russia’s Anton Chupkov, the World Champion in the 200 breast, took third in 58.96, followed by teammate Kirill Prigoda in 59.10.

Italy’s Fabio Scozzoli (59.51), Lithuania’s Andruis Sidlauskas (59.52), the Netherlands’ Arno Kamminga (59.59) and Serbia’s Caba Siladji (1:00.05) filled out places five through eight, respectively.

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3 years ago

David Olvera

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3 years ago

Jeandré

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3 years ago

Wow!

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3 years ago

Liao Wei-Chen太扯

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3 years ago

Spencer Steward….the British are coming

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3 years ago
Reply to  Laura Steward

I always think of Spencer when Adam peaty swims

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3 years ago
Reply to  Laura Steward

Well a 57 LC Breast is INSANE!!! Spencer Steward is doing well and swimming BYU Swim and Dive ?. We need to get across the pond soon to see you all!! The kids are all getting so big! ❤️

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3 years ago
Reply to  Laura Steward

I know , the years are just flying by xx

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3 years ago
Reply to  Laura Steward

Whitaker is HUGE!!

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3 years ago
Reply to  Laura Steward

He will soon be taller than spencer !!

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3 years ago
Reply to  Laura Steward

Sally Doherty 100% He is already as tall as Spencer was at 12…and Whitaker is only 10!!

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3 years ago

Gemma Booth

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3 years ago

Quint Carr RIPIP Dale Oen

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3 years ago

????

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3 years ago

Julian Layton !!

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3 years ago

Felipe ?

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3 years ago

David

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3 years ago

Dans le respect

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3 years ago

Eliott Balland

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3 years ago
Reply to  Nico Néant

J’ai cru que c’était toi ?

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3 years ago

Jack Hosking

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3 years ago

Wow

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3 years ago

Jaecob Galang

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3 years ago

The goat at breast stroke.

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3 years ago

Lottie Lucas must be all those GWA laps

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3 years ago

Stacy Skeen Kirkpatrick..WOW!

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3 years ago

Oh, for real?

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3 years ago

Wow!!!

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3 years ago

Second was 58.5, also from Great Britain