World record and silver medal for Brits in Berlin
22 August 2014
Renshaw swam an excellent final 50m to come back from fifth place and claim silver in a British record 2:23.82.
"I'm surprised I was able to make it on the last few meters" - Molly RenshawThe 18-year old Commonwealth bronze medallist took over a second off her personal best time to lower the 2006 record and touch ahead of Spain’s Jessica Vall Montero. Denmark’s Rikke Möller Pedersen won the gold medal.
Renshaw said: “A medal was not on my mind, so I’m surprised that I was able to make it on the last few meters and I was able to better my personal best after this busy season.”
Having already set a Championship record in the 50m Breaststroke heats, Peaty produced another great performance in the semi-final.
"I didn't expect this result...I can still improve tomorrow" - Adam PeatyThe City of Derby swimmer touched in 26.62 to lower Cameron Van der Burgh’s 2009 World record and set the first individual World record of the Championship.
Peaty said: “I didn’t expect this result even if I was close to the World record at the Commonwealth Games. It was not a perfect race due to my final touch, so I can still improve tomorrow.”
In the 800m Freestyle Stephen Milne produced a strong finish to touch in a Scottish record 7:50.64 for fourth place, while Jemma Lowe finished sixth in the 100m Butterfly.
Adam Barrett swam a 51.80 personal best to win his 100m Butterfly semi-final and progress into the final second fastest behind Konrad Czerniak (Poland).