ZUMO Performance of the Week: Adam Peaty Swims 58.1 100 Breast With Ease

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Adam Peaty - that's how it goes. Photo courtesy: Becca Wyant

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This week’s ZUMO Performance of the Week goes to Adam Peaty of Great Britain for his 58.13 100 breaststroke LCM at the Edinburgh International Swim Meet in Scotland. Only he has swum faster than that time, which makes it all the more impressive considering it is over a second slower than his PB at 56.88.

It is the 15th fastest performance in history, as Peaty holds the top 18 spots. Belarus’ Ilya Shymanovich is second all-time with a 58.29 from March 2019 as he, at his best, is on line with Peaty in mid-season shape.

Now that the British Olympic trials are to be postponed in the light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the meet at the Royal Commonwealth Pool may well be the final time many of these swimmers will be in competition for a while.

Whether Peaty will even get the chance to defend his Olympic title in Tokyo in July is questionable given the Games are increasingly under threat.

The world-record holder was out in 27.12 and back in 31.01 ahead of James Wilby – who won silver behind Peaty at the 2019 World Championships – who clocked 59.48 and 2015 world bronze medallist Ross Murdoch (1:00.48).

It was the fastest time in the world this year, 0.30secs ahead of the 58.43 set by Arno Kamminga of the Netherlands last weekend in Antwerp.

Congrats to Adam Peaty on winning the ZUMO Performance of the Week!

2020 Top Performers – Men’s 100 Breaststroke

  1. 58.13, Adam Peaty, GBR
  2. 58.43, Arno Kamminga, NED
  3. 58.83, Yan Zibei, CHN
  4. 59.14, Michael Andrew, USA
  5. 59.48, James Wilby, GBR
  6. 59.96, Nicolo Martinenghi, ITA
  7. 1:00.00, Dmitriy Balandin, KAZ
  8. 1:00.00, Nic Fink, USA
  9. 1:00.29, Ilya Shymanovich, BLR
  10. 1:00.34, Andrew Wilson, USA

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