Adam Peaty Leads Historic Brit 1-2 Repeat With Ross Murdoch – Then 2nd Gold In Relay

No WR but no 'poo' about it: pure gold from Adam Peaty of Great Britain as he soaks up a titles retained in a  58.36 championship record - by Patrick B. Kraemer
No WR but no 'poo' about it: pure gold from Adam Peaty of Great Britain as he soaks up a titles retained in a 58.36 championship record - by Patrick B. Kraemer

Rested, unrested, come shine or shave, Adam Peaty gets stronger wiuth each passing moment on his way to a shot at Olympic gold in Rio this August: 58.36, a championship record for gold retained in the 100m breaststroke. If history was made – same nation, same 1-2 at successive Championships – as far as Peaty and Britain teammate Ross Murdoch were concerned as they repeated the result of Berlin 2014, then victory for Peaty represented another reach forward.

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kevin roose

Peaty absolute class act fierce competitor he will murder the field in Rio .
Cant see anybody else in the world swimming a 57 high 58 low which will be required ..

commonwombat

The issue will be swimming that time in the final. Probably no-one else does have a 57 in them and he is an undeniable favourite, but plenty before him have dropped the spectacular time in the heats or semis but swum slower in the big one.

This was how this event played out in Kazan; none of us can say what will happen in Rio. The US were awful in this event last year; however we cannot discount the liklihood that they will have at least one 58 man this year.

aswimfan

So far, the competition has been ho hum. None of the times swum in the first two days would medal in Rio, with the exception of Hosszu’s 400 IM and Peaty’s 100 breast.

Craig Lord

Many training through, asf. I repeat, meets are diluted by heavy frequency and bad calendars. More is often less.

Alex Mason

Peaty had that relay won on the dive. What happened to the guy in Lane five? Hit the water first and then surfaced about a half body behind Peaty. Either Peaty has a superhuman start or that guy has a really poor one!

Peaty is just a breastroke rocket ship. Lovely to watch. He just seems to be constantly accelerating with every stroke. No slow down.

aswimfan

CL,

Euro champs in Olympic year feels more like a warm up meet. Many of the times swum in Japan Open next week (or Santa Clara, or Marenostrum series) may even be faster.

Craig Lord

Yes, asf, there are some sharp moments and some personal speed down the in ranks but in general the edge among those who will be gunning in Rio is clearly not there (as expected).

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