Peaty breaks 50m breaststroke world record twice on day threeJuly 25, 2017
Adam Peaty broke the 50m breaststroke world record twice as he made his way into the final at the World Swimming Championships 2017.
The Olympic champion is in fine form in Budapest, winning gold in the 100m breaststroke in a new Championships record time yesterday.
But he showed he has plenty more to achieve at his second Worlds, as he looks to retain his 50m crown.
Despite being slightly slow off the blocks in the heats, he powered his way through to qualify fastest for the semis with 26.10.
He came back stronger in the semis, shaving another 0.15 seconds to finish in 25.95 as he enters the finals as the fastest qualifier.
Peaty commented: “I wasn’t planning on a world record but I was on such a massive high from this morning. It was hard to ignore the fact that I did a world record and trying to get myself emotionally ready but I’ve learnt from my experiences over the past two or three years.
“I didn’t think I was going to do that. I thought I was going to go slower because I felt less energetic. But it’s all about tomorrow night.
“I just dived in, I felt good and I wasn’t that far behind after the start which is a bonus for me. I enjoyed it but obviously it’s nothing without the gold so I need to focus now, be neutral and see what we get tomorrow.”
— British Swimming (@britishswimming) July 25, 2017
Guy finishes fifth in 200m freestyle final
It was a tight race in the Men’s 200m Freestyle final. The top five swimmers were all within a second of one another, with China’s Sun Yang claiming the gold with 1:44.39.
Millfield’s James Guy finished in fifth place behind Scottish teammate, Duncan Scott. Guy touched in 1:45.36, just over two tenths of a seconds away from his personal best set in Kazan 2015. Scott touched in 1:45.27.
Vasey finishes eighth on world debut
Sarah Vasey had made her way into her first World Championship final after some great swims in the 100m Breast heats and semi-finals.
In the finals the Loughborough-based swimmer faced a tough field from lane eight and finished eighth overall with 1:07.19.
- Click here to view full results from day two finals of the FINA World Swimming Championships.