Great Britain’s Adam Peaty narrowly missed the World record in the 100m breaststroke on his way to lowering the European record with his time of 55.94. That time puts Peaty just behind Cameron Van Der Burgh‘s World record of 55.61 and ahead of Kirill Prigoda‘s old ER of 56.02. While Peaty took the gold, Italy’s Fabio Scozzoli nabbed the silver in 56.15. The bronze went to the former ER holder, Russia’s Prigoda, in 56.28.
Earning fourth and fifth place was Belarus’ Ilya Shymanovich and Germany’s Fabian Schwingenschloegl. Touching in sixth place was Dutchman Arno Kamminga. Italy’s Nicolo’ Martinenghi swam to a World Junior record in the event with a 57.27. This puts the Italian ahead of his own WJR, which he set yesterday during the semi-finals. Taking eighth was Great Britain’s Ross Murdoch.