Adam Peaty had himself a heck of a weekend at the Berlin International Swim Meet in Berlin. Peaty won the 50 and 100 breaststroke events, not only in competition record time, but posting times that place him on the top of the world rankings in both events.
In the 50 breaststroke Peaty won the race in a time of 27.51 beating the John Neumann‘s 2009 record of 27.99. The swim was a lifetime best by seven one-hundredths of a second and put him on top of the world rankings passing Christian Sprenger who had posted a 27.54 earlier in the year.
His 100 breaststroke accomplishments were even better than his 50’s. Peaty took the event in a lifetime best of 59.90 and broke the meet record twice. In the preliminaries he posted a 1:01.07 breaking the meet record of 1:01.12 set by Oleg Lisogor in 2008 and then went on to break his own record in the final.
His time also passed Koseki Yasuhiro, who had recorded a 59.94 earlier in the year, to take over the top spot in the world rankings.
Peaty’s winning streak did not extend to the 200 breaststroke, that is where Marco Koch took over. Koch won the event in a time of 2:08.84 breaking the meet record of 2:12.62 set by Michael Jamieson in 2012. Koch, who just missed his best time of 2:08.33, posted the world’s top ranked time beating the 2:11.32 Mao Feilan put up earlier this year.
Siobhan-Marie O’Connor also had a very productive weekend winning the women’s 50 and 100 butterfly as well as the 100 freestyle and 200 IM, all in lifetime bests. O’Connor took the women’s 50 butterfly in a time of 26.45, tying the meet record set by Anna Dowgiert in 2013.
She also broke the meet record in the women’s 200 IM winning the event in a 2:10.35. Her time after this weekend’s events, where Alicia Coutts posted a 2:10.23, puts her second in the world rankings. O’Connor’s time crushed the meet record of 2:15.77 which was set by Ingvild Snildal in 2012. It also beats her own lifetime best of 2:10.53.
She won the 100 butterfly in a time of 58.81 beating her lifetime best of 59.63, which she posted at the 2013 British Gas International and finished off the competition by tying Louise Hansson for the win in the 100 freestyle, with both women touching in a time of 55.16.
Velimir Stepanovic came away with three victories in the 200 and 400 freestyle and the 200 butterfly. Sepanovic won the 200 freestyle in a time of 1:48.32, which bettered Filippo Magnini’s 2010 meet record of 1:48.36. He took the 400 freestyle in a time of 3:54.49 and the 200 butterfly in a time of 1:58.33.
In the women’s 100 backstroke Jenny Mensing, who eventually finished third in the event, posted a time of 1:01.02 in the preliminaries breaking her own meet record of 1:01.22, which she set in 2013. Then in the final Lizzie Simmonds erased Mensing’s record winning the women’s 100 backstroke in a time of 1:00.81.
Simmonds also took gold in the 200 backstroke winning the event in a new meet record time of 2:08.91. Her time beat the competition record of 2:10.86 set by Anja Carman in 2012.
Philip Heintz took gold in the 200 IM and 100 butterfly. Heintz winning time of 2:00.37 in the 200 IM beat the meet record of 2:04.25 set by Peter Mankoc in 2007. Heintz took the 100 butterfly in a time of 53.52.
Christopher Walker-Hebborn also took home multiple gold winning the 100 backstroke in a time of 54.15 and 100 freestyle in a time of 50.29.
Both men’s and women’s 400 IM meet records fell. In the men’s event Roberto Pavoni took the event in a time of 4:20.85, bettering the meet record of 4:26.35 set by Thomas Lurz in 2008 while Aimee Willmott won the women’s event in a time of 4:36.48 breaking the meet record of 4:48.48 set by Boglarka Kapas in 2009.
Full results can be found here