Adam Peaty Scratches 200 Breast At British Championships After All


Despite getting swimming enthusiasts excited at the prospect of seeing him race another 200m breaststroke, a rather rare occurrence, Adam Peaty has withdrawn from the event at these 2022 British Swimming Championships.

As such, Peaty stuck to his bread-and-butter 50m and 100m breaststroke events, already having captured the national title in both events. The world record holder snagged an impressive 58.58 in the 100m breast while he took the 50m breast gold in 26.91.

As we reported, Peaty said earlier this year, “I’m going to probably swim the 200m at trials, just to see how it goes.”

He has one swim under his belt for 2022 in this ‘off’ event, having raced the 2breast at the FFN Golden Tour. There in Marseille, the 27-year-old posted a time of 2:14.48.

Peaty was originally entered as the 6th seeded swimmer with a 2breast entry time of 2:14.64, while Olympian James Wilby held the top seed with his mark of 2:07.91.

Wilby is among those British swimmers already pre-qualified for the 2022 FINA World Aquatic Championships for this 2breast, and 1breast, for that matter.

Look for a full day 4 prelims recap once the session has concluded from Sheffield.

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9 months ago

His reign is over

Scotty P
9 months ago

We all knew he would scratch.

Adrian Moorhouse
9 months ago

I can’t wait to see him lose this summer.

There's no doubt that he's tightening up
9 months ago

In other news, 1000 pianos have suddenly became available for use in Sheffield

1650 Onetrick
9 months ago

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Last edited 9 months ago by 1650 Onetrick
SoCal Swim Dads
9 months ago

Adam Peaty knew for months before he actually pulled out of ISL that he wasn’t swimming ISL.

I assume he’s known for months that he wasn’t actually going to swim the 200 breast here either.

I used to really like Adam Peaty, but he feels more-and-more like a troll every day.

Adam, how many of your books do we have to buy before you stop fibbing about what you’re going to swim in order to hook us into buying your book?

Steve Nolan
Reply to  SoCal Swim Dads
9 months ago

Fr fr, that and the moniker “Project Immortal” has just totally soured me on the dude.

9 months ago

Turns out Coleman was right.

1650 Onetrick
Reply to  Samboys
9 months ago

Really needed him to be wrong here

9 months ago

Project immoral

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