Adam Peaty Wins 50m Breaststroke – completes double-double at World Champions
Britain’s Adam Peaty defended his 50m breaststroke title with another stunning display to complete a World Aquatics Championships double-double.
Peaty, 22, who also retained his 100m title on Monday finished in 25.99 seconds – just short of the world record 25.95 he set in the semi-final.
Brazil’s Joao Gomes Junior took silver and South African Cameron van der Burgh was third.
Olympic 2008 champion Rebecca Adlington said: “No-one is even close to him.”
Peaty was level with his rivals in the first few strokes but was pulling away after 30 metres. The City of Derby swimmer appeared set to break the world record for a third time in two days, but narrowly fell short.
Family is so proud. Strength, power and speed makes him like a fish in the water and helps make Adam a champion.
Peaty has broken the 50m breaststroke world record four times – the first in Berlin in 2014
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