Flash! Adam Peaty Sets New World Record Of 55.41 In 100 Breaststroke

Adam Peaty: Photo Courtesy: Mine Kasapoglu / ISL

Adam Peaty set his second world record in the space of eight days when he stopped the clock at 55.41 in the 100 breaststroke at the ISL Grand Final.

The Olympic champion had taken down Cameron van der Burgh’s mark from 2009 last Sunday when he clocked 55.49.

Out in 25.85 and back in 29.56, Peaty today cut a further 0.08secs, despite a long finish into the wall.

There was a split-second delay before the commentators Bernie Guenther and Rowdy Gaines announced “he’s done it again!” as the Briton hit the water.

Energy’s Ilya Shymanovich (55.49) tied Peaty’s old record while Nic Fink of the Condors broke the American record in third place at 56.16.


Photo Courtesy: Mine Kasapoglu / ISL

It was the second win of the day for London Roar after his British team-mate Duncan Scott in the 200 free.

Roar general manager Rob Woodhouse spoke to the ISL of yet another record-breaking performance from Peaty – despite the longest of finishes into the wall.

He laughed:

“It was horrible wasn’t it? We were going ‘come on, come on’. The wall couldn’t be any further away.

“His turns weren’t great either but he touched the wall and that is what he seems to do all the time.

“He’s got to regroup now for the skins – that is going to be pretty important for us to see if we can secure that third spot.”

And so he did, setting a new British record of 25.41 en-route to victory and there was a valuable contribution from a team member back at home, exhorting Uncle Adam to victory.

Peaty said in a press release from British Swimming:

“I’m very happy to come away with another world record and on the 50 again it was another British record and a PB, so I’m getting closer to the 50 world record, which would be ideal!

“I tried to use my energy to get the best swims I could – still a lot to grow, still a lot to learn, but I think I’m in a very good place going into a long course season now, and the Olympics.

“I’m very happy with my performances and I think the team can be very happy with where we ended up – it was very, very close.”


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