Adam Peaty break the world record in the men’s 100-meter breaststroke at the World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. Peaty, 24, smashed the previous record of 57.10 seconds he set at last year’s European Championships to win in 56.88.
In doing so, the Britain achieved one of his career goals of becoming the first man to break the 57-second barrier in the event. Peaty finished close to two seconds ahead of China’s Yan Zibei, who finished the first semi-final in second place in 58.67, with fellow Briton James Wilby third in 58.83.
“There’s no other word except for ‘incredible’,” he said. “Obviously I’ve been chasing that for three years now, ever since I touched that wall in Rio in 2016 I was like, I could go faster.”
Uttoxeter-born Peaty swam the first 50 metres in 26.63 and the second in 30.25, both quicker than his previous world record splits of 26.75 and 30.35. He has now swum the event 1.4 seconds faster than anyone else in history and has set the best 16 times ever recorded in the 100m breaststroke.
About Adam George Peaty :
Adam George Peaty, MBE is a British competitive swimmer from England who specialises in breaststroke. He has represented Great Britain at the Olympic Games, FINA World Championships, and European Championships, and England in the Commonwealth Games.
Born: 28 December 1994 (age 24 years), Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
Coach: Melanie MarshallOlympic medals: Swimming at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men’s 100 metre breaststroke,etc