Adam Peaty on form for 100m Breaststroke goldApril 18, 2017 Swimming News
Adam Peaty showed he is still in top form as he powered his way to a 100m Breaststroke gold in the final race of day one at the British Swimming Championships 2017.
Peaty, who won gold at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and currently holds the world record in this event, was over two seconds faster than his rivals. The 22-year old, who currently trains at Loughborough University with his coach Mel Marshall, touched in 57.79 for gold.
Second place went to Ross Murdoch of Stirling (1:00.00) and third to James Wilby, who also trains at Loughborough (1:00.05).
Peaty commented: “I’ve come here to get a job done, get off and get back to training, so hopefully I put up a good race for the crowd. I’d like to thank everyone for coming out and showing their support because it means so much to hear the roar down the last 25m.
“I was a little bit nervous [about being on home soil] but I need the nerves to get me going. I love the arena that I compete in and I love the crowd, and a race is a race.”
— British Swimming (@britishswimming) April 18, 2017
Aimee Willmott seals silver in 400 IM
Aimee Willmott claimed silver in the Women’s 400m Individual Medley after a tough race against Scotland’s Hannah Miley and Loughborough Uni swimmer Abbie Wood.
Despite challenging Miley for the first half of the race, Willmott fell behind and found herself in a battle for second place.
Miley ultimately took gold in 4:34.12 while Willmott clocked 4:36.82 to claim silver.
Wood took the final place on the podium, touching in an English 18 Yrs age group record 4:37.25 for bronze.