Adam Peaty shaved 0.13 seconds off his own world record in the 100 meter breastroke at the European Championships. The British swimmer clocked a time of 57.00 seconds in Glasgow.Adam Peaty broke his own world record as he clinched the ninth European title of his career at the European Championships in Glasgow on Saturday.
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“I’m so humbled from the support,” Peaty said on BBC TV after the race. “It’s been a journey over the last few years and to end it in this pool is incredible. To end one-two shows we’re pushing and pushing and I cannot believe that.”
The Olympic champion, who has become the most dominant breastroker the sport has seen, shaved 0.13 off his previous best mark, which he swam at the Rio de Janeiro Games two years ago.
Peaty, still the only man to swim under 58 seconds in the event, set-up a British 1-2 finish with James Wilby clocking in 1.54 seconds behind his teammate. Anton Chupkov of Russia finished 1.96 behind in third.