Peaty Powers Way To 58.13 Edinburgh Record, Top Of Season Rankings

2020 EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL SWIM MEET

The man that is Adam Peaty raced his way to a new meet record on day 2 of the 2020 Edinburgh International Swim Meet.

Tonight’s men’s 100m breast was Peaty’s 2nd individual event of the meet after the 25-year-old competed in the 200m breast heats yesterday where the Loughborough star produced a morning outing of 2:15.09 before opting out of the final.

In this morning’s prelims of the 100m breast, Peaty played it cool with an easy-looking 59.55 top-seeded effort to register the only sub-minute outing of the field.

Tonight, however, the reigning Olympic Champion and World Record holder in the event crushed a menacing 58.13 to finish 1.35 seconds ahead of teammate James Wilby. Wilby touched in 59.48 for silver, while Ross Murdoch rounded out the top 3 in 1:00.68.

Peaty’s 58.13 swim tonight was broken down into splits of 27.12/31.01 to bring him to the top of the world rankings for the season. His previous fastest since last August was represented by the 58.78 he logged at the McCullagh International in February.

2019-2020 LCM MEN 100 BREAST

AdamGBR
Peaty
03/14
58.13
2Arno
Kamminga
NED58.4303/07
3Ilya
Shymanovich
BLR58.7308/02
4Nicolo
Martinenghi
ITA58.7512/12
5Zibei
Yan
CHN58.8301/18
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The former Edinburgh International Swim Meet record was signified by the 58.73 Peaty put up here in Edinburgh last year.

Peaty’s swim now represents the 15th fastest of his own career, which is the same as the 15th fastest time ever.

56.88 Adam Peaty GBR 7/21/2019 Gwangju
57.10 Adam Peaty GBR 2018 European Champs 8/4/2018 Glasgow
57.13 Adam Peaty GBR 2016 Olympic Games 8/7/2016 Rio
57.14 Adam Peaty GBR 7/22/2019 Gwangju
57.47 Adam Peaty GBR 7/23/2017 Budapest
57.55 Adam Peaty GBR 2016 Olympic Games 8/6/2016 Rio
57.59 Adam Peaty GBR 7/21/2019 Gwangju
57.62 Adam Peaty GBR 2016 Olympic Games 8/6/2016 Rio
57.75 Adam Peaty GBR 7/23/2017 Budapest
57.79 Adam Peaty GBR British Championships 2017 4/18/2017 Sheffield
57.87 Adam Peaty GBR 2019 British Champs 4/16/2019 Glasgow
57.89 Adam Peaty GBR 2018 European Champs 8/3/2018 Glasgow
57.92 Adam Peaty GBR 4/17/2015 London
58.04 Adam Peaty GBR 2018 European Champs 8/3/2018 Glasgow
58.15 Adam Peaty GBR Trofeu Internacional Ciutat de Barcelona 6/15/2019 BARCELONA

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Khachaturian
2 years ago

Probably wasn’t even tapered

Kid
Reply to  Khachaturian
2 years ago

Or rested or shaved

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Kid
2 years ago

Probably had COVID-19, too.

Jen
2 years ago

PEDy.

Sapnu puas
Reply to  Jen
2 years ago

Wash yo mouth out

Olympian
2 years ago

Id bet on Adam Peaty to save humanity against corona virus

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Olympian
2 years ago

there is No One to save from a virus …..its all made up .

Sapnu puas
2 years ago

I…

Ragnar
2 years ago

four things in life are guaranteed. Death, Taxes, government incompetence, and Peaty making opponents wonder why they even race him in a 100 Breaststroke final.

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Ragnar
2 years ago

Unless it’s SCM.

Dee
2 years ago

I guess he wasn’t happy having somebody swimming faster than him. Quite the statement, over half a second faster than he has ever been at this time of year.

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Dee
2 years ago

If he’s smart, he’ll get some fast swims in before the Olympics are canceled. Those Florida boys who went bonkers at SECs are looking pretty smart right now.

Harry JK
2 years ago

He’s looking in the best shape I’ve ever seen, hopefully olympics goes ahead!

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Harry JK
2 years ago

If you’re looking at the photo, it’s archived.

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