Adam Peaty powers to Pro Swim Series gold in IndianapolisMarch 5, 2017
Adam Peaty cemented his place at the top of the 2017 world rankings with gold on day three of the Arena Pro Swim Series in Indianapolis.
The world and Olympic champion clocked 58.86 to take the 100m Breaststroke title.
American Cody Miller was the closest to the English swimmer on 1:00.30 while Italy’s Nicolo Martinenghi took bronze on 1:00.33.
But there was no keeping with world record holder Peaty as the Loughborough University swimmer broke 59 seconds for the second time this season.
His previous season’s best was a 58.94 effort at the Luxembourg Euro Meet in January.
Jessica Fullalove, Tom Derbyshire and James Guy also won medals on the final night in Indiana.
Fullalove sets first PB since 2015 for silver
University of Bath swimmer Fullalove set her first PB since 2015 to claim silver in the 100m Backstroke.
The 20-year old clocked 1:00.29 to touch behind American Ali Deloof (59.82) but ahead of Italy’s Federica Pellegrini (1:00.78).
Fullalove’s previous best was a 1:00.31 effort at the 2015 Japan Open Meet in Tokyo.
Her Bath teammate Derbyshire also claimed silver with a 15:15.59 swim in the 1500m Freestyle.
Derbyshire’s time was his fastest since winning the European Junior title in 15:08.31 last July.
English record holder Timothy Shuttleworth was fourth behind Derbyshire in 15:22.08 while USA’s Andrew Abruzzo took the title in 15:13.95.
Guy claims third medal of meet in 200m Fly
Guy’s third medal of the meet came in the 200m Butterfly as he clocked a PB for bronze.
And he completed a hat-trick of podium places with an impressive performance in the 200m Fly final.
He sliced 0.04 seconds off his own PB to finish third in 1:57.05 behind China’s Li Zhuhao (1:55.29) and Japan’s Daiya Seto (1:56.45).
Guy’s performance was the fastest by an English swimmer over 200m Fly since Joe Roebuck’s 1:56.49 at the 2013 British Championships.
City of Sheffield’s Max Litchfield, already a bronze medallist in the 400m Free and 400m IM at the meet, was fourth. Having broken two minutes for the first time with a 1:59.97 effort in the heats, Litchfield sailed further into 1:50 territory with a 1:58.88 swim in the final.
There were also fourth place finishes for Sarah Vasey in the 100m Breast (1:08.03) and Abbie Wood in the 200m IM (2:15.72).
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