Britain's Adam Peaty sets world record in 50-meter breaststroke
Britain's Adam Peaty set a world record in the 50-meter breaststroke at the European Championships in Berlin on Friday.
Peaty made his record swim in a semifinal heat in a time of 26.62 seconds, besting the previous record of 26.67 seconds that belonged to South Africa's Cameron van der Burgh.
"I feel absolutely amazing. I had to look at that scoreboard about five times before I knew I had broken it," Peaty said, according to the Associated Press.
Peaty has already won two gold medals at the Euros, winning the 100 breaststroke and helping win the mixed medley relay on Tuesday.
The 19-year-old also won two gold medals at the recent Commonwealth Games, taking first in the 100-meter breaststroke and the medley relay. Peaty beat van der Burgh in the former. He finished second to the South African in the 50-meter breaststroke at Glasgow.
Peaty will compete in the finals of the 50-meter breaststroke at the Euros on Saturday.
- Ben Estes