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.
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.
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.
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.
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.