Adam Peaty Tops Cameron van der Burgh For 50 Breast Title at 2015 FINA World Championships

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In a heavyweight battle, Great Britain’s Adam Peaty had the knockout blow ready for South Africa’s Cameron van der Burgh in the men’s 50-meter breast at the 2015 FINA World Championships.

Peaty, who already claimed an undisputed world record with a 26.42 during semis yesterday, powered his way to the finish to win in 26.51.  That’s his second world title as he also topped the 100-meter breast earlier this week.  He kept hope alive for a breaststroke sweep as well.

Van der Burgh raced his way to silver in a time of 26.66, giving him his ninth career world medal.  He now has two golds, three silvers and four bronzes.

USA’s Kevin Cordes, who set the American record with a 26.76 during semis, took bronze in 26.86.

Brazil’s Felipe Silva (26.87), Slovenia’s Damir Dugonjic (27.23), Lithuania’s Giedrius Titenis (27.23), New Zealand’s Glenn Snyders (27.36) and Serbia’s Caba Siladi (27.45) comprised the rest of the championship heat.


  • Men’s 100 free semis
  • Women’s 50 back semis
  • Men’s 200 fly finals
  • Women’s 200 free finals
  • Men’s 50 breast finals
  • Women’s 200 fly semis
  • Men’s 200 IM semis
  • Men’s 800 free finals
  • Mixed 400 medley relay finals