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MEN’S 100M BREASTSTROKE – FINALS
2013 World Champion: Christian Sprenger, AUS – 58.79
World Record: 57.92 – Adam Peaty, GBR – 2015
Championship Record: 58.18 – Adam Peaty, GBR – 2015
GOLD: Adam Peaty, GBR 58.52
SILVER: Cameron Van Der Burgh, RSA 58.59
BRONZE: Ross Murdoch, GBR 59.09
The men’s 100 breaststroke was a huge event for the British World Championship Team, claiming two of the three spots on the podium. World Record Holder Adam Peaty won the men’s 100 breaststroke with a time of 58.52, touching out South Africa’s Cameron Van Der Burgh by .07 seconds. They finished roughly a half second ahead of the bronze medalist, Ross Murdoch of Great Britain. Murdoch finished with a final time of 59.09.
Dimitry Balandin just missed the podium, finishing fourth with a time of 59.42. Baladin got his hands on the wall just ahead of Australia’s Jake Packard, who finished fifth at 59.44.
Giedrius Titenis and Kirill Prigoda were the final two swimmers under 1 minute in sixth and seventh place.