Adam Peaty has gained the 100m breaststroke world title for the third time with victory on the World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. The 24-year-old led house Nice Britain teammate James Wilby in a time of 57.14sec with Yan Zibei of China in third.
He had shattered his personal world mark with 56.88 within the semi-finals on Sunday. His time on Monday was additionally marginally slower than his earlier world better of 57.10, set ultimately 12 months’s European Championships in Glasgow.
But it surely was nonetheless greater than sufficient to make sure his third-consecutive world title on the distance, effectively over a second in entrance of Wilby, who recorded a time of 58.46 in second place.
Wilby’s silver marked his first world medal, and one thing of a shock one after he had certified in third place from the semi-finals behind Zibei.
Peaty’s dominance within the occasion stretches again to 2015 when he broke the world document for the primary time on the British Championships, his time of 57.92 making him the primary man to go beneath 58 seconds. However Peaty professed greater ambitions, insisting it was potential to decrease the goal by at the least one other second, and launching his “Mission 56” marketing campaign.
Peaty achieved that concentrate on in fashion within the semi-finals and – though he didn’t decrease it additional within the remaining – he has maintained it may very well be potential to go sooner nonetheless.