Captured by D’Artagnan Dias.
Produced by Coleman Hodges.
Reported by Mitch Bowmile.
MEN’S 100M BREASTSTROKE FINAL
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2016 Top Seed: 57.92 – Adam Peaty – Britain
World Record: 57.55 (2016 – NEW) – Adam Peaty – Britain
JR World Record: 59.64 – Wing Lizhuo – China
Olympic Record: 57.55 (2016 – NEW) – Adam Peaty – Britain
2012 Olympic Champion: 58.46 – Cameron van der Burgh – South Africa
Great Britain’s Adam Peaty absolutely demolished what anyone in the world thought was possible in the 100m breaststroke. He didn’t just break his own world record, he didn’t just win Olympic gold, he changed everything anyone ever knew about the possibilities and limitations of this race.
Out under world record pace, Peaty came home strong with his trademark high stroke rate in order to record an absolutely unheard of new world record time of 57.13. That time is over a second faster than anyone has ever been in the history of swimming.
His time also gave him the largest margin of victory in this event ever, winning the race b an astonishing 1.56 seconds over South Africa’s Cameron van der Burgh. Van der Burgh clocked in at 58.69
Third was Cody Miller of the United States in 58.87, the only other swimmer under 59-seconds.
There was an incredible 2.82 seconds gap between Peaty and eighth place Dmitriy Balandin of Kazakstan who broke 1:00 with a 59.95.