Peaty wins double gold at 2016 Mare Nostrum in BarcelonaJune 13, 2016
Adam Peaty continued his dominant form with double gold at the Barcelona leg of the 2016 Mare Nostrum.
The City of Derby swimmer powered to victory in the 50m and 100m Breaststroke in Spain, clocking meet records in both events.
Peaty, who won a hat-trick of titles at last year’s World Championships, touched in 59.07 in the 100m Breast on the opening day before returning with a 26.68 blast in the 50m Breast final 24 hours later.
Millfield’s James Guy was the only other English gold medallist across the weekend, taking the touch in the 200m Freestyle.
Like Peaty, 20-year old Guy won his maiden World Championship gold medals last year and will make his Olympic debut at Rio 2016 later this summer.
And the British record holder looked in sharp form as he won 200m Free gold in 1:46.91 as well as 400m Free silver on 3:48.11.
Halsall and Walker-Hebborn win two medals
Loughborough University’s Fran Halsall will compete at her third Olympics this summer, and grabbed a pair of medals in Barcelona with silvers in the 50m Freestyle (24.63) and 50m Backstroke (27.92) with City of Manchester’s Jess Fullalove following her home in the latter in 28.55.
Ellesmere College Titans’ Chris Walker-Hebborn also captured a double, bagging 50m Backstroke silver in 25.40 and 100m Backstroke bronze in 54.52.
Four more English swimmers set to compete at Rio 2016 made the podium in Spain.
London Aquatics’ Aimee Willmott won 400m Individual Medley bronze in 4:39.18 while City of Sheffield’s Max Litchfield took the same medal in the men’s event on 4:17.72.
Loughborough University’s Tim Shuttleworth touched in 15:16.09 for bronze in the 1500m Freestyle while Plymouth Leander’s Ben Proud was just 0.2 off his British record as he won 50m Freestyle silver in 21.85.
Sarah Vasey was the only other English medallist in Barcelona, winning silver in the 50m Breaststroke.
The City of Derby swimmer touched home in 30.79 – a time that would have won gold at last month’s European Championships in London.
- Click here for full results from the 2016 Mare Nostrum in Barcelona.