Peaty Posts 57.39 100 Breast, Now Has 20 Fastest Swims Of All Time

BRITISH OLYMPIC SELECTION TRIALS

As if Adam Peaty‘s world-leading 57.70 prelim swim wasn’t enough, he returned to the pool for finals at the 2021 British Olympic Selection Trials to lower his season-best to a 57.39. That gives him an established lead over the rest of the world in the event this season and will easily be enough to qualify him for his second Olympic Games.

2020-2021 LCM Men 100 Breast

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Peaty
07/26
57.37
2Arno
Kamminga
NED57.8007/24
3Michael
Andrew
USA58.1406/13
4Nicolo
Martinenghi
ITA58.2807/25
5Ilya
Shymanovich
BLR58.4605/17
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The swim for Peaty is the 5th fastest he’s ever been in the event, getting under his 57.47 from World Championships in 2017. With his two sub-58 swims on day 1 of British Trials, he has now swum the 20 fastest times on record in the event, pushing Ilya Shymanovich’s 58.29 to the 21st spot. 15 of those swims for Adam Peaty have been faster than a 58 with his fastest, the world record, being a 56.88 which he set at World Championships in 2019.

A 57.39 is well ahead of where Peaty has historically been in the lead up to the summer. Back in April 2016, prior to his Olympic gold medal-winning world record swim of 57.13 in Rio, Peaty swam a 58.41 to win British Trials. Then in April 2019, Peaty swam to victory with a 57.87 at British Swimming Championships prior to his 56.88 world record performance at the 2019 World Championships.

Adam Peaty was joined on the 100 breaststroke podium by James Wilby who swam a 58.76 for silver and Ross Murdoch who was a 59.51 for bronze. David Murphy came in half a second later with a 1:00.07 with Gregory Butler hitting a 1:00.72 for 5th. Archie Goodburn (1:01.46), Craig Benson (1:01.78), and Kyle Booth (1:02.04) rounded out the top 8.

In a post-race interview, Peaty said that he believes the execution of his race was perfect and that he is way ahead of where he should be right now. Peaty says that he’s excited to take that confidence into the summer and “show the world that [Great Britain is] a force to be reckoned with.”

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spvc
2 years ago

Wait, Kamminga went 57.80. So if you’re saying that Adam has all of the 20 fastest swims of all time, being the 21st fastest time that of Shymanovich with 58.29… it doesn’t add up since Kamminga’s time is faster than that of Shymanovich.

Admin
Reply to  spvc
2 years ago

That article is from April 2021, before Kamminga went 57.80.

NOT the frontman of Metallica
2 years ago

So, unless someone goes Tonya Harding that 100 breast is so locked down…

Chalmers > Dressel
2 years ago

I would love to see him in the 200 as well, he was doing great during ISL

swimfan210_
2 years ago

Wow Peaty just crushing it. I’m not ready for whatever he has in store for this summer.

Xman
2 years ago

Who else had a 2.5% lead over the next fastest swimmer of all time?

I’m sure Katie Ledecky does. Amoung the men idk…

Sportinindc
2 years ago

He’s awesome. Love watching him swim.

frug
2 years ago

Yeah, I guess he’s pretty good.

Wethorn
2 years ago

Has anyone ever held all 20 of the top times I’ve n an event before?

frug
Reply to  Wethorn
2 years ago

Ledecky has the top 23 800 fr in history.