Peaty sets British Record in Canet
12 June 2014
Adam Peaty set a new British 50m Breaststroke record on day two in Canet.
The City of Derby swimmer touched in at 27.19 to win gold in the 50m Breaststroke and set a new Mare Nostrum record.
The British Champion, who took silver in the 100m Breaststroke yesterday, finished ahead of Andrey Nikolaev (Russia) in 27.52 and Damir Dugonjic (Slovenia) in 27.54. Ross Murdoch (University of Stirling) finished joint fourth in 27.75.
In the 400m Individual Medley Aimee Willmott (Middlesbrough) finished over two seconds ahead of Japan’s Sakiko Simizu to claim gold in 4:35.41. Spain’s Beatriz Gomez Cortes was third in 4:40.96.
Georgia Davies (British Gas NTC Loughborough) won her second silver medal of the competition with 1:00.92 in the 100m Backstroke. Daria-K Ustinova (Russia) finished 0.01 seconds behind Davies but in a repeat of the 50m Backstroke result from yesterday, had to settle with bronze. Mie Oestergaard Nielsen claimed gold in 59.85.
In the 400m Freestyle Jazz Carlin (Swansea University) added a silver medal to her 800m Freestyle gold, finishing in 4:04.82. Camille Muffat (France) took gold in 4:04.58 and Coralie Balmy (France) took bronze in 4:07.68.
Having won bronze in the 50m Freestyle on day one, Fran Halsall (British Gas NTC Loughborough) had to share second place in the 50m Butterfly with Adrianna Vanderpool-Wallace (Bahrain). The pair both touched in at 26.00 behind Denmark’s Jeanette Ottesen in 25.49.
While in the men’s 50m Butterfly Ben Proud (Plymouth Leander) was just outside his season’s best clocking a 23.72 to claim bronze. Konrad Czerniak (Poland) took gold in 23.59 and Rafael Munoz Perez (Spain) finished second in 23.65.
Alys Thomas (Swansea University) swam a 2:10.12 PB to take silver in the 200m Butterfly, having missed out on the medals in the 100m Butterfly yesterday by 0.04 seconds. Cammile Adams (USA) took gold in 2:08.54 and Shuang Li took bronze in 2:10.39.
Elsewhere, James Guy (Millfield School) swam a 1:58.74 PB in the 200m Butterfly B final to finish top while Ieuan Lloyd (City of Cardiff) swam a season’s best 2:01.09 to win the 200m Individual Medley B final.