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Adam Peaty fastest in world this year as he sets new record at Edinburgh

Adam Peaty clocked the fastest 100m Breaststroke time in the world this year as he broke his own Edinburgh International Swim Meet record.

The Loughborough National Centre swimmer touched home in 58.13 to finish 1.35 seconds ahead of his team-mate James Wilby.

It knocked 0.30 seconds off the previous fastest 100m Breaststroke swim in 2020 of 58.43 set by Holland’s Arno Kamminga in Belgium earlier this month.

Wilby was the only other swimmer in the field to break the minute barrier as he recorded 59.48 to finish in second place.

Peaty knocked 0.60 off his own Edinburgh best that he set last year and he was one of several to break meet records during an exciting finals session on day two of the competition at the Royal Commonwealth Pool.

James Guy broke a four-year meet record in the 200m Butterfly.

His time of 1:56.62 was 0.98 seconds quicker than Viktor Bromer’s 1:57.64, which was set in 2016.

Bath National Centre swimmer Guy was 3.48 seconds clear of runner-up Tom Beeley, of Plymouth Leander, who clocked 2:00.10.

Joe Litchfield set a new meet best to triumph in the Men’s 50m Backstroke.

He clocked 25.32 to shave 0.14 seconds off the previous record of 25.45 set by Nicholas Pyle in 2018.

There was also a new meet record set in the Women’s 50m Backstroke.

University of Stirling’s Kathleen Dawson finished in 28.07 – 0.02 ahead of Mid Nielsen’s time of 28.09 which had stood since 2016.

She was ahead of her team-mate Cassie Wild (28.41) with Bath’s Jessica Fullalove third in 28.92.

Ellesmere College Titans’ Freya Anderson equalled the 200m Freestyle meet record of 1:58.04.

Anderson was 0.96 seconds clear of Bath National Centre’s Georgia Coates (1:59.00), with Loughborough National Centre’s Abbie Wood third in 1:59.67.

Williams goes one better

Millfield’s Brodie Williams put the disappointment of missing out on top spot in the 400m Individual Medley at the 2019 Edinburgh International Swim Meet behind him as he cruised to victory.

He was 2.42 seconds in front of his nearest rival, University of Stirling’s Mark Szaranek, as he touched home in a time of 4:18.77 – only 0.42 seconds behind Max Litchfield’s meet record of 4:18.35 that has stood since 2016.

Szaranek’s time of 4:21.19 left him comfortably clear of third placed William Ryley, of Bath, who clocked 4:24.63.

Aimee Willmott eased to victory in the Women’s 400m Individual Medley with a season best time – taking top spot by more than nine seconds.

Willmott, who swims for the University of Stirling, touched first in 4:37.54 – 9.35 seconds ahead of City of Glasgow’s Katie Shanahan, who broke her own meet junior record she set last year after finishing in 4:46.89.

Loughborough National Centre’s Harriett West set a new personal best as she was victorious in the 100m Butterfly in 58.65.

It knocked 0.23 off her previous record and was 0.49 seconds ahead of Loughborough University’s Charlotte Atkinson, who took second in 59.14.

Laura Stephens, who won the 200m Butterfly race on day one of the competition, was third in 59.39.

Loughborough National Centre’s Sarah Vasey triumphed in the Women’s 50m Breaststroke in 31.12, while Duncan Scott set a new Scottish record of 22.21 on his was to victory in the Men’s 50m Freestyle.

Daniel Jervis shattered the meet’s Men’s 800m Freestyle record as he knocked 6.05 seconds off the previous best of 7:57.31 set by Jay Lelliott in 2018.

The Swansea University swimmer touched in 7:51.26 to finish 8.09 seconds in front of runner-up Tobias Robinson, of Loughborough National Centre, who clocked 7:59.35.