Peaty Maintains 100 Breaststroke Throne (Interview, Race Video)

2016 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS DAY 2

  • Monday, May 16th – Sunday, May 22nd
  • Prelims: 10:00 AM (London Time) / 5:00 AM (Eastern Time)
  • Finals: 6:00 PM (London Time) / 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)
  • London Aquatics Center, London, UK
  • Meet Central
  • Psych Sheet
  • Live Results
  • Live Stream

 

MEN’S 100 BREASTSTROKE – FINAL

  • Adam Peaty (GBR) – 58.36, *Championship Record
  • Ross Murdoch (GBR) – 59.73
  • Giedrius Titenis (LTU) – 1:00.10

It was a tremendous 1-2 finish for the men of Great Britain, led by the reigning World Champion, World Record Holder and overall virtually untouchable Adam Peaty. Beating his own meet record of 58.68 set in 2014 in Berlin, Peaty scored a new mark of 58.36 to turn heads once again with his intense turnover and unrelenting race tempo.

Tonight, Peaty took it out in 27.21 and brought it home in 31.44, a race strategy that’s typical of the 21-year old. The only other swimmer who blasted a sub-28-second opening 50m was tonight’s bronze medalist Giedrius Titenis of Lithuania. Titenis rocked a split of 27.57 in an effort to keep up with Peaty, but paid for it dearly on the back half, dropping down to a split of 32.53 to wind up 3rd in 1:00.10. This is the Lithuanian’s 2nd consecutive bronze medal in this sprint breaststroke event.

University of Stirling stand-out Ross Murdoch continues to impress, nabbing a silver medal in this event in a speedy 59.73. Murdoch clocked a mark of 59.31 at British Trials, so the reportedly in-training Brit performed well with the only other sub-minute swim of the evening.

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Loretta Race

After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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