Adam Peaty Faces First Test Since WR In April On A Swim Who’s Who Of A Mare Nostrum

Thumbs up from Adam Peaty by Gian Mattia D'Alberto / lapresse

This Saturday as the Mare Nostrum Tour gets underway in Canet, Adam Peaty will take to his blocks in the 100m breaststroke for the first time since crunching the world record below 58sec at British Championships in April; tour start list points to what head GBR coach Bill Furniss noted as the mission ahead … “a tough test on the back of a hard week of work against some of the highest profile swimmers in the world”

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This Saturday as the Mare Nostrum Tour gets underway in Canet, Adam Peaty will take to his blocks in the 100m breaststroke for the first time since crunching the world record below 58sec at British Championships in April; tour start list points to what head GBR coach Bill Furniss noted as the mission ahead … “a tough test on the back of a hard week of work against some of the highest profile swimmers in the world”

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Viva la Bang

Katinka Hosszu would be the only swimmer threatening WR’s here, she can swim fast in heavy training!

GBswim

Viva la Bang – The only swimmer threatening a world record…

Re-read the first section of this article because if you weren’t aware already, Peaty won his last race with a 57.92 100m BR world record. It would suggest he’s a threat to his world marks in possibly the 50m and 100m, with the form he’s in.

felixdangerpants

No GB you re read, he won’t, Viva is correct

Dee

Felix,

Peaty has a chance in the 50 – His 50 at nationals was the night after his WR and by his own admission he just came out to do a swim that would get him into semi’s at Worlds. He is .76s faster than he was on the 100 this year compared with 2014… tapered or not, you can’t say he doesn’t have a chance at breaking the 50.

Craig Lord

Felix, given the multi-event sched of most on this tour and the timing of it all and the conditions I’ve seen in Canet and Barcelona at this time of year, It would be a surprise to see any WRs from anyone, sprints more likely to yield than anything from 200 upwards .. 🙂

Viva la Bang

GBswim Peaty should not be breaking WRs in June!

Craig Lord

A thought that might well be extended to everyone else, Viva (as I think you indicated at the beginning of this thread, depending on how one reads it)

Viva la Bang

Am not suggesting Adam cannot swim well in heavy training, but he needs to hit peak form at the WC not now!

Anan

William Meynard? A medal in 2011 in Shanghai and then… I thought he was off the business.

HKSWIMMER

Anan – Meynard is just starting to get back into heavy training in Marseilles for Rio.

The French will have one sick relay team next year.

john26

At one point, Meynard looked like he has on the trajectory to take over Bernard as the main stable keeper for France. Good thing they had Agnel to step up in 2012. They haven’t had one main go to guy for a few years new, at least in the individual.

Bill Bell

On the one hand I can see Peaty trying to break either/both of his WRs here so he can get it out of the way and just focus on winning @ Kazan.

But — BUT — wouldn’t he prefer to Win AND set a pair of WRs on Swimming’s biggest stage, the Big O’s not withstanding.

I know I would much prefer the latter. These meets are just ” playtime.”

I can check but hasn’t it been more than a few moons since the same man has held 100-200 breast WRs. And of course nobody’s ever held the Triple Crown. Are you reading this, Adam?

Thomas

Peaty will be demolished by Gyurta in the 200 in Kazan and Rio – Gyurta 2.06 low/2.05 high in Rio!

Craig Lord

Thomas, Peaty’s race focus will be sprinting and, most likely, Ross Murdoch, among others, will be there to take on the challenge of 2:06 come Rio.

Thomas

Thank’s for your reply, Craig!

In my opinion, if you can go 2.08, you are a contender in the 200! And if anyone can challenge for the double in Rio – emulating Fioravanti and Kitajima – it must be Peaty?

Craig Lord

If he makes the Britain team for Rio over 200, he’ll be a contender, Thomas… that’s my take in June 2015 🙂

aswimfan

Bill,

Last time someone held both 100-200 WRs was Kitajima between June 2008 and July 2009, before a pair of Australians snatched away both WRs in Rome.

Kitajima first held both WRs in Barcelona 2003, before trading them back and forth with Hansen.

gbswim

felixdangerpants,

Would you care to explain your point for me? I will re-phrase mine as I don’t think you understood fully. I am not saying Peaty will break a world record and I am not saying he should be breaking these records in June. However, I also don’t think you can say a new WR isn’t an option for Peaty as a 50m and 100m specialist. Having broken the 100m by such a margin and underlining his current supremity, the 50m is always a WR chance.

gbswim

Thomas,

I would also love to see Gyurta take gold in Kazan – a great champion that gradually took over from Kitajima to be the force to beat in recent years. Come Kazan though, I think it will take a low 2.06 for gold and Gyurta isn’t getting any younger.

Murdoch will test the 100m, which he may well medal in, but will be the man to beat in the 200m come Rio 2016. Whoever his British teammate and Japanese rivals are will also be in the mix.

Thomas

To aswimfan!

I’am not talking about holding WR’s, I’am talking about taking double gold at the Olympics – Worlds Record come and go 🙂

Racer

Rio 2016,
50 – peaty
100 – peaty
200 – murdoch

What’s not to say peaty can WR now and WR in Kazan? Swimming is always breaking boundaries!

aswimfan

To Thomas!

Did I even reply to you?

aswimfan

Marenostrum website must be the worst swimming related website ever in the history of the universe. It’s been the same for years without any improvement.

And totally impossible to find live results

Anan

Yes, the website is not up to the event, but you can have live results here http://www.liveffn.com/cgi-bin/resultats.php?competition=31877&langue=fra like most of the swimming events in France from regional level up to international level.

aswimfan

Anan,

Thanks for the info, I forgot that liveffn has marenostrum results.
Hosszu is a bit too much. Who else swim 2:07 200back and 2:09 200 IM in the prelims of non-worlds/olympics/continental event?

Josh

She swam slower in the finals of all though; she really needs to pare down her event schedule after Kazan to the backstrokes and the 200 IM.

I think Koseki can get that 200 breaststroke win and take the record back from Yamaguchi this summer.

felixdangerpants

aswimfan she does it every week. Josh it’s great training, what she does is quite likely her race pace training every week, can’t criticise that. As for Koseki he didn’t have the record & he isn’t going 2.06 against the big boys. Gyurta will take care of him no problem.

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