New World Record Set by Britain’s Peaty in Swimming
Get out the mobile device and launch those top betting apps, because there is buzz surrounding a Brit in the water. Great Britain’s Adam Peaty, not one to be outdone by himself, broke his own former world record and set a new time as he finished off his laps in the men’s 100m breaststroke qualifiers. With the previous record at 57.98 seconds, Peaty was able to shave off a few tenths of a second and establish his dominance in the event with a new time of 57.55. The second-fastest qualifier in the 100m breaststroke was 1.36 seconds behind Peaty.
A fellow Team GB swimmer, Ross Murdoch, also competed in the event and was qualified for the semifinals by his strong showing. His official time upon completing the 100m breaststroke was 59.47 seconds. Both swimmers will be moving on to compete once again for a coveted spot in the men’s finals as the day starts to get wrapped up.
Earlier during the day, more Team GB swimmers came out victorious and will be advancing to the 400m finals in their respective categories. These athletes include Aimee Willmott, Max Litchfield, Hannah Miley, and James Guy.
Stephen Milne was not able to hang on to a qualifying spot, and therefore he will not be advancing to the finals. However, he set a personal best time for himself in the men’s 400m freestyle, clocking in at 3:46.00.
When the 2012 London Olympics took place, Great Britain was only able to bring in three medals total for swimming; two bronze medals and a silver.
Top betting apps are sure to favor Adam Peaty as one of the strong contenders for a gold medal in swimming. Peaty is the current reigning Commonwealth, European, and world champion. Even though performing in his Olympic debut, his deep experience and motivation to constantly best himself is driving Peaty to swim times that are even faster and prove to the global audience why he is a favorite.
The 21-year-old swimmer wants to improve on his world record more as the next round approaches. He adds that nobody is going to get complacent now and the team is “going to keep striving, keep pushing the boundaries and see what we get.”
Peaty says that there is no way to describe competing in the Olympics until one actually does it. “…it’s absolutely amazing to race against the best in the world.”
Murdoch’s performance in the men’s 100m breaststroke put him in third place, but he acknowledges the fact that his time was obviously overshadowed by the world record pace of teammate Peaty’s swimming. He says, “It was just Adam’s race. It was a world record, it was great.”
The 22-year-old Scottish swimmer Murdoch elaborates on the point that there has been a considerable number of better finishing times in the event since it happened during the 2012 Olympics in London. Swimmers have been posting low 59-second completions and high 58-second finishes in the 100m breaststroke, but every now and then a breakout star stands out with an amazing time. In this case, it was Adam Peaty.