Adam Peaty has set a world record at the International Swimming League in Budapest. The 25-year-old Brit swam the 100-metre breaststroke in a time of 55.49.
The previous record was registered to Cameron van der Burgh. The South African took 55.61 seconds over 100 meters eleven years ago in a 25-metre pool.
“ It‘s my first world record on the short track,” Peaty said to the BBC. The Olympic champion holds all the records on the 50 and 100 metres breaststroke on the long track. He won Olympic gold in 2016 at the latter stage. On the short course, until this weekend, he didn’t come out very well.
Also Toussaint World Record
Kira Toussaint also swam a world record in the International Swimming League on Saturday. On the 50 meter backstroke she improved the top time of the Brazilian Etienne Medeiros from 2014.
Check out the race and reaction of Toussaint below:
The International Swimming League is a lucrative swim tournament and only exists for the second year. Normally they are matches in several countries, but because of corona all matches are in Budapest (Hungary). The swimmers come into action as a team and collect points for the team per individual match.