Adam Peaty Takes The 2016 Pace On To 58.74 As British Olympic Trials Begin In Glasgow

Adam Peaty -  by Gian Mattia D'Alberto / lapresse
Adam Peaty - by Gian Mattia D'Alberto / lapresse

World champion Adam Peaty extended his lead at the helm of Olympic-season World rankings with a 58.74 in the 100m breaststroke heats in the opening session of the six-days trials for the Rio 2016 Games; Ross Murdoch inside the minute; James Guy on 3:48 looking like a swim down in 400 free

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RSASprinter

Super time from Adam. He truly has laid low as he said. To come and blast a 58 in the heats… good Lord, I wonder what he will do come finals.

paolo rubbiani

Peaty is a class apart in the breastrokers world until 100 m (amazing considering his weaknesses in the underwaters phases after the start and the turn).
Murdoch solid second, seeking an Olympic medal for himself and an impressive double medal for GB.
Glad for Georgina Coates’ performance in 200 free: really a talented girl.

Craig Lord

If his 100 goes well, he may well be a dangerous beast in the 200, too, Paolo – nothing to lose…

David Brooks

Good depth in the 100 too. Could see 4 go sub-60 tonight. Willis set a pb I think, so he might be a threat over 200. Jamison, on the other hand, sadly looks done like dinner.
Good swim from Coates, though this is not a strong event for GB. I see Coates has withdrawn from the IM final so she’s clearly targeting the 200.
One other performance I noticed was a disappointing 3:53 from Dan Wallace in the 400. Hopefully he’s keeping his powder dry for the medleys…

GBswim

It’s felt like an age waiting for British trials, great anticipation over the coming week to see how the Brits are shaping up compared to some super swift trials these last few weeks!

Men’s 400m Free: Guy looked as easy as can be in his heat swim… let’s see how close he can get to Horton’s 3.41 in the final. And a competitive final indeed – I predict the second birth to be contested between Milne and Lelliot and possibly Grainger, although he looked a little sluggish this morning. Let’s hope he hasn’t shown his cards. Great swim by Shuttleworth also.

Women’s 200m free: Quick note that O’Connor isn’t racing the event, which I’m quite glad about. 200IM, 100Fly and relay slots (if things go as predicted) is a reasonable schedule… she should feature in the 200m free relay. Carlin looked smooth in the heats – solid swims over 4 laps in recent seasons, though is once again more likely swim relay than individual and concentrate on her prowess over longer distances. Georgia Coates seems the real deal – I’m hoping her and Carlin can go at least sub 1.58 in the final.

Mens 100m Breast: Anyone who dared to question Peaty’s Olympic charge banished in his heat swim – and still it appears so much can be improved. Murdoch looks good once again to take the second slot, though Benson and Willis were impressive on 1.00.2’s and should manage to drop under the minute in the final.

Women’s 400IM: Cruising heats for Miley and Willmott, both not needing to reach top flight shutting down early – realistically, both should to be hitting 4.32’s in the final if they are to be considered chances for a medal come Rio, and both are more than capable. Coates once again in the mix with a brace of young medley talents. Watch out for Coates, Wood, Hall and Rudin in the final.

6.20… get a move on.

GBswim

Ah, I hear Coates has withdrawn from the 400IM final and a smart choice at that.

aswimfan

CL,
Is the Brits trials streamed online? Would love to watch it.
If not, any link to live results? I didn’t find it in your article.
Also, it doesn’t appear the trials follow Olympics schedule.

The Brits men breaststroke depth is incredible. If there were 4×100 breast…

Iain

There are live streams available from the British Swimminh website. I do not know if these are geo-restricted.

David Brooks

I have to say I’m a bit disappointed in the juniors so far. May be they can step up in the finals but thus far only David Murphy, in the 100 breast, swam a European Junior qualifying time.

gheko

Anything less than 56 sec will be disappointing!

Peter Crawford

David. Lets hope you are right and that 3:53 from Wallace was just blowing out the cobwebs?? If i’m correct he only flew back from the US last week so maybe just needs one or two more days extra to adjust?? Clearly the best opportunity for olympic success will be in the relay so his main focus will be on the 200free and IM.

Craig Lord

No it won’t Gheko… as we know 🙂

gheko

Only joking Craig, Adam is looking great!

Craig Lord

🙂 gheko

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