Peaty, Sjostrom grab spotlight at world championships
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) With Katie Ledecky taking the night off, Adam Peaty and Sarah Sjostrom shared the spotlight Monday at the world championships.
Peaty romped to victory in the 100-meter breaststroke, while Sjostrom just missed breaking her own world record in the 100 butterfly.
Now sporting a massive lion tattoo on his left arm, Peaty made the turn under his world-record pace from last summer's Rio Olympics but faded a bit on the return lap to touch in 57.47 seconds. The British star missed his mark of 57.13 yet still turned in the second-fastest time ever in the event.
Having already set a world record with her leadoff leg in the 4x100 freestyle relay, Sjostrom nearly took down another mark in the fly with a winning time of 55.53. That was just 0.05 seconds off the Swede's gold-medal triumph at Rio.