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Adam Peaty named European swimmer of the year for 2017

Adam Peaty has been named LEN European male swimmer of the year for the second year in a row.

The Loughborough University swimmer was the star of the British team at last year’s World Championships, winning two golds and a silver.

Peaty retained his individual 50m and 100m Breaststroke titles in Budapest, lowering his own world record in both heats and semi-finals of the 50m.

The Olympic 100m Breaststroke champion added a third medal as part of the 4x100m Medley Relay quartet, splitting 56.91 on his breaststroke leg as the British team finished second.

Peaty closed his season with another two major medals, lifting 50m Breaststroke bronze and 100m Breaststroke gold at the European Short Course Championships in Copenhagen.

The English swimmer was also named European swimmer of the year in 2016 after winning Team GB’s first gold of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with 100m Breaststroke victory.

Rebecca Adlington is the only other British swimmer to have received the continental honour, named European female swimmer of the year after her double gold at the Beijing 2008 Olympics.