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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29 Comments

29 comments

  1. Hank Hsu

    Liao Wei-Chen太扯

  2. Laura Steward

    Spencer Steward….the British are coming

    • Sally Doherty

      I always think of Spencer when Adam peaty swims

    • 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! ❤️

    • Sally Doherty

      I know , the years are just flying by xx

    • Sally Doherty

      He will soon be taller than spencer !!

    • Laura Steward

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

  3. Jaclyn Kile

    Stacy Skeen Kirkpatrick..WOW!

  4. W Bruce Murray

    Second was 58.5, also from Great Britain

Author: David Rieder

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David Rieder is a staff writer for Swimming World. He has contributed to the magazine and website since 2009, and he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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