Male World Record Performance of the Year: Adam Peaty’s 50 Breast

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Adam Peaty became the first man under 26 in the men’s 50 breast in the semi-finals of that event at the FINA World Championships, posting a time of 25.95, and for that he wins Swimming World’s Male World Record Performance of the Year.


Adam Peaty of Great Britain is in a league of his own as he broke his second world record of the day with a 25.95 to be the first man to break 26 seconds in the 50 breaststroke. Peaty broke his world record from 26.10 this morning.

Peaty will lead a field of seven 26’s into tomorrow’s final. Peaty leads Brazil’s Felipe Lima (26.68), South Africa’s Cameron van der Burgh (26.74), Russia’s Kirill Prigoda (26.85), United States’ Kevin Cordes (26.86), Brazil’s Joao Gomes (26.86), Belarus’ Ilya Shymanovich (26.90) and Italy’s Fabio Scozzoli (26.96) into Wednesday’s final.

American Cody Miller was 16th with a 27.46.

This is Peaty’s fourth World Record in the 50 breaststroke.

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Author: David Rieder

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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