Peaty Sets 100 Breaststroke World Record at British Swimming Championships

Adam Peaty had a breakout year in 2014 winning the gold in the 100 breaststroke at the Commonwealth Games and then going on to take both the 50 and 100 breaststroke at the European Championships. Peaty also set a new world record in the 50 breaststroke in Berlin posting a time of 26.62 in the semi-final of the event.

Today he added the 100 breaststroke world record to his career accomplishments posting a time of 57.92 to win the event at the British Swimming Championships by over a second.

The 20 year old destroyed Cameron Van der Burgh previous record of 58.46 which he set in 2012.

  • Van der Bugh ’12: 27.07/31.39 = 58.46
  • Peaty ’15: 27.04/30.88 = 57.92

In the last year and a half Peaty has taken off exactly two seconds from his lifetime best of 59.92 which he posted at the 2013 British Youth Championships.

Even though he finished over a second behind Peaty Ross Murdoch recorded the world’s second fastest time of 59.13. Murdoch improved on his lifetime best of 59.33 which was a Scottish record he put up at the European Championships last summer.

2014-2015 LCM Men 100 Breast

AdamGBR
PEATY
04/17
57.92WR
2Cameron
VAN DER BURGH
RSA58.4908/02
3Giedrius
TITENIS
LTU58.9608/02
4Ross
MURDOCH
GBR59.0908/03
5Felipe
FRANCA DA SILVA
BRA59.2107/17
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James Wilby finished third in a time of 1:00.31.

Men’s 400 IM

Daniel Wallace took the men’s 400 IM in a time of 4:12.78 which places him third in the world rankings.

2014-2015 LCM Men 400 IM

DaiyaJPN
SETO
08/09
4.08.50
2Kosuke
HAGINO
JPN4:08.5404/12
3David
VERRASZTO
HUN4.09.9008/09
4Chase
KALISZ
USA4.10.0508/09
5Tyler
CLARY
USA4.11.7108/09
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The Commonwealth Games champion set the British record in the event in the prelims of the games posting a time of 4:11.04.

Roberto Pavoni who recorded an extremely strong 200 IM earlier in the competition finished second in a time of 4:14.37.

Lewis Smith collected the bronze in a time of 4:18.24.

Women’s 50 freestyle

European Championships and Commonwealth Games gold medalist Fran Halsall took the women’s 50 freestyle in a time of 24.37. Her time puts her fourth in the world ranks behind the Campbell sisters and Ranomi Kromowidjojo.

2014-2015 LCM Women 50 Free

CateAUS
CAMPBELL
01/30
24.03
2Bronte
CAMPBELL
AUS24.1208/09
3Sarah
SJOSTROM
SWE24.2007/03
4Ranomi
KROMOWIDJOJO
NED24.2308/08
5Arianna
VANDERPOOL-WALLACE
BAH24.3107/17
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This is a strong mid season performance as she posted a 24.38 in March last year, the year that she recorded her lifetime best of 23.96.

Lauren Quigley finished second in a time of 25.22 followed by Rebecca Guy who hit the wall in a time of 25.49.

Women’s 100 butterfly

Rachel Kelly took the women’s 100 butterfly in a time of 57.72 places her fifth in the world rankings. That is the first time that Kelly has been under the 58 second mark having a best time of 58.17 going into the event.

2014-2015 LCM Women 100 Fly

SarahSWE
SJOSTROM
08/03
55.64*WR
2Jeanette
OTTESEN
DEN57.0408/02
3Kelsi
WORRELL
USA57.2407/16
4Emma
McKEON
AUS57.3104/03
5Ying
LU
CHN57.3608/02
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Jemma Lowe finished second in a time of 58.07 while Commonwealth Games silver medalist Siobhan-Marie O’Connor took the bronze in a time of 58.37.

Men’s 50 freestyle

Commonwealth Games champion Ben Proud won the men’s 50 freestyle in a time of 21.99. Proud was not far off of his lifetime best of 21.76. His time also puts him just outside of the world’s top five. James Magnussen sits in the fifth place position with a time of 21.98.

Thomas Fannon collected the silver medal in a time of 22.48 followed closely by Andrew Weatheritt who touched in a time of 22.50.

Women’s 100 breaststroke

Sophie Taylor won the women’s 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:07.39. Sarah Vasey collected the silver in a time of 1:08.12 followed by Molly Renshaw who touched in a time of 1:08.68.

Full results can be found here.

 

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ERVINFORTHEWIN

BIG BANG for 2015 ! We all knew PEATY was on a rollercoaster of his own a bit like Ledecky in her own league of super swims BUT That is really really really a fast 100 Breast . Well done !!
First outrageous time of the year in any stroke . He now is the most favorite for Kazan without a single doubt .

ERVINFORTHEWIN

First man ever below 58 !!! I am still under the schock ! What a rocket

THEO

Of all world records to be shattered, I wouldn’t have picked this one. Wow.

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