Britain’s Peaty retains world 100m title

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Peaty wins 100m breaststroke gold
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Great Britain’s Adam Peaty set a World Championship record as he successfully defended his men’s 100m breaststroke title in Budapest.

The 22-year-old Olympic champion, who had lowered the World Championship mark in qualifying, clocked 57.47 seconds – 0.34 outside his own world record.

Peaty told BBC Sport: “You aim for world records, but they are world records for a reason.”

Kevin Cordes (58.79) took silver with Kirill Prigoda (59.05) third.

Peaty’s fellow Briton Ross Murdoch was eighth.

“I felt like a little boy again going out to the crowd,” said Peaty, who has now set the top 10 times in the world.

“I was a bit long into the wall, but I’m very happy with that. I’m more than happy to come here and attack my title.”

Peaty, who in 2015 became the first man to complete the world 50m and 100m breaststroke double, will begin the defence of his 50m title on Tuesday.


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