Peaty’s WR Readjusted to 57.10 After LEN Admits Timing System Error

The Ligue Européenne de Natation (LEN), Europe’s governing body for aquatic sports affiliated to FINA, has issued a statement concerning the discovery of an error in the configuration of the timing system at the 2018 European Swimming Championships in Glasgow on Saturday, 4 August 2018. LEN’s Technical Swimming Committee conducted an investigation and found that “the starting mechanism had been incorrectly configured prior to the start of the session which resulted in all reported times being 0.10s faster due to a configuration delay of 0.10s.”

LEN insists that only 9 heats were affected, and that the prior three sessions, as well as the events in the fourth session that took place after the error was discovered, were not affected. As a result, the LEN TSC has gone back and readjusted all the times swum in the following events on Saturday:

  • Women’s 800m freestyle
  • Men’s 100m breaststroke
  • Women’s 100m butterfly
  • Men’s 100m freestyle semi-finals
  • Women’s 100m breaststroke semi-finals
  • Men’s 200m butterfly semi-finals

Great Britain’s Adam Peaty’s winning time in the 100 breast, originally reported as a new World Record of 57.00, has been adjusted to 57.10. Peaty still clears the World Record; the previous mark of 57.13 belonged to him from the 2016 Olympic Games. He owns the 14 fastest times in history in the event.

To be clear, according to LEN, the races that were not affected are as follows:

  • All sessions on 3 August, morning
  • All sessions on 3 August, evening
  • All sessions of 4 August, morning
  • Men’s 50m backstroke race on 4 August, evening
  • Women’s 50m freestyle on 4 August, evening
  • Mixed 4x200m freestyle relay on 4 August, evening

LEN has announced they will respond to questions relating to the timing error after finals tonight. “LEN Officials will be happy to answer questions from 19.15 hrs today (after the conclusion of today’s session) in the Jury Room at the Tollcross Swimming Centre.”

You can read the official statement here.

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WV Swimmer

That’s a joke

Mark Saus

Its not a scale, its a timing system which clears to zero after every race. Peaty swam 57.0 and thats a fact.

Benedict Arnold Schwarzenegger

Not sure what a scale has to do with anything. I’m this case, the timing system “cleared” to zero… It just didn’t start recording until .1 seconds after the official start of the race.

Daaaave

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Im going to catch tomorrow now

same thing cost cavic gold in 08

EX QUAKER

That’s not true

BigNowhere

Is that you, Milorad?

Eagleswim

Kind of glad he didn’t break the barrier now… 56.97 getting adjusted to 57.07 would be rough haha

Yozhik

I’m with you with that 😀

ERVINFORTHEWIN

i am with you on that 👊🏼

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