Adam Peaty’s 50 Breast Leads Three British Records from London Roar in ISL Semi

Duncan Scott (photo: Mike Lewis)
Duncan Scott of the London Roar; Photo Courtesy: Mike Lewis/ISL

A shaved and tapered Adam Peaty notched a British record in the 50 breaststroke with the London Roar in ISL Semifinal 1 Saturday.

Peaty won the event in 25.50 seconds, .05 ahead of Energy Standard’s Ilya Shymanovich. He downs the record he set in Copenhagen in 2017 at 25.70. It’s also the second-fastest time in the league this season, behind only Emre Sakci.

Peaty was also 2:03.06 to take fourth place in the 200 breast. He also split 54.84 on the medley relay, the fastest split in history. (His flat-start British record is 55.92.)

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Peaty’s swim was one of three British records to fall on the first day of ISL Semifinal 1.

Duncan Scott continues to round into form, winning the 200 individual medley in 1:51.66. That lowers the British record he set at least year’s ISL finals in Las Vegas at 1:51.85. Scott also threw down a 45.96 anchor leg on the Roar’s medley relay to hold off Florent Manaudou and get the win for the Roar by .05.

“I’ve just been trying to be as competitive as I can be throughout the meets,” Scott said on the broadcast. “You have some people in completely different preparations at some meets rather than others, so it’s all about focusing on your individual performances. I was delighted with how today went and hopefully I can build on it tomorrow.”

Luke Greenbank lowered his British record in the 200 backstroke for the second straight swim. Greenbank had set the mark last December in Glasgow at 1:50.09, then went 1:49.97 last week. He lopped another six-tenths off that mark Saturday, clocking in at 1:49.31 to take fourth in a race featuring six of the top 10 swimmers in the event this season.

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