Peaty Goes 26.66 Again, Wins Second Consecutive 50 Breast Title


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After topping yesterdays semi-final in a tie for the 5th fastest swim in historyAdam Peaty equalled the time in the final taking his second consecutive European title. The swim ties as 5th fastest all-time with his swim from yesterday and Cameron van der Burgh‘s silver medal winning swim from the 2015 World Championships in Kazan.

Here’s an updated look at the top ten all-time performances in the men’s 50 breast:

 1. Adam Peaty 2015 World Championships  26.42 sf
2. Adam Peaty 2015 World Championships  26.51
t-3. Cameron van der Burgh 2015 World Championships  26.62 p
t-3. Adam Peaty 2014 European Championships  26.62 sf
t-5. Cameron van der Burgh 2015 World Championships  26.66
t-5. Adam Peaty 2016 European Championships  26.66 sf
t-5. Adam Peaty 2016 European Championships  26.66
8. Cameron van der Burgh 2009 World Championships  26.67
9. Adam Peaty  2015 World Championships  26.68 p
 10. Damir Dugonjic  2015 World Championships   26.70 p

Peaty adds to his count, now owning six of the ten fastest swims in history, including five of the seven fastest.

Peter John Stevens of Slovenia took the silver medal behind Peaty in 27.09, and Peaty’s British teammate Ross Murdoch won his third individual medal of the meet with bronze in 27.31. Murdoch also won gold in the 200 and silver in the 100. Peaty now has three golds, adding to the two he already won in the 100 breast and the mixed medley relay. He’ll have a shot at a fourth tomorrow, the final day, in the men’s medley relay.

Peaty remains on the top of the world rankings, and Stevens moves from 7th to 3rd behind only Peaty and van der Burgh.

2015-2016 LCM Men 50 BREAST

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I’m waiting for the video to come out. Peter John Stevens has me going back and reading the rule book again. Watching it live, I could see water splashing up on his up kicks especially towards the end. I guess it’s legal as long as his feet don’t move back down like in Cody Millers kick. But I have never seen that much force on an up kick in breast to where the water splashes up.


silva of brazil is a good example of the upward water splash

Irish Ringer

He’s carrying too much muscle IMO to win the 200, but seems to have the 100 locked down. The 50 too for that matter…..if it mattered 🙂

wink wink

“carrying too much muscle” that’s the funniest thing I’ve read in a while

Irish Ringer

I see where your going with that and that’s not what I meant????

The more muscle you carry the more oxygen it takes from your body during an event. There’s a fine balance between power and endurance there. In Peaty’s case that extra power bodes well for him in the 50 and 100, but may be more of a hindrance in the 200.

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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