Watch Adam Peaty Take Down World Record in 100 Breaststroke
The greatest sprint breaststroker in history, Adam Peaty added to his legacy during the International Swimming League Grand Final when he lowered his own world record in the short-course version of the 100-meter breaststroke. One week after setting the world record in the event at 55.49 during the ISL semifinals, the London Roar’s Peaty went 55.41 to fend off Ilya Shymanovich of Energy Standard. Shymanovich was timed in 55.49, equal to the former world mark.
The reigning Olympic champion in the 100 breaststroke, Peaty is best known for his talent in the long-course pool, but his skill also translates to the short-course pool, despite Peaty’s weaknesses being his starts and turns. But once the British athlete gets going through the water, there is no one in the world who can match his speed.
Peaty, who is coached by Mel Marshall, and Shymanovich tussled again at the end of the session when they clashed in the Skins race. Peaty got the best of Shymanovich again, in the process securing the Roar’s third-place finish in the team standings. The Cali Condors won the team title by taking down Energy Standard, the defending champ. The L.A. Current finished in fourth.