Adam Peaty had an afternoon to remember, the Olympic champion breaking records galore to help guide his London Roar team into the International Swim League (ISL) final.
Winning the 50m Breaststroke on day one of action on Saturday boded extremely well for Peaty ahead of his favoured 100m event today, and he didn’t disappoint.
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To the fore throughout, Peaty used his superior swimming ability down the final 25 metres to overhaul short course specialist Ilya Shymanovich and touch the wall in a new world record time of 55.49.
Naturally that was also a British, European and ISL record, as he adds the short course mark to his long course world record.
Of that sensational performance, Peaty said:
“That’s my first short course world record – obviously I struggle with short course! Ilya took so much out of me on those turns but in that last length I just thought right, no one works harder. That’s what we’ve been doing for 10 years, for moments like that.
“But it’s all about a learning process – that isn’t my best swim – it’s a world record but I know I can be faster. That was for my family tonight.
“When you’ve got a great team here and back home, analysing the data, it makes it all worth it; it’s my victory but it’s as much there’s as well.”
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