To shave or not to shave? Coach Mel Marshall will decide, said World champion Adam Peaty after a 58.74 in semi-finals of the 100m breaststroke last night, unshaven, unrested and the defence of the European title ahead of him. There are 32 sub-59sec performances in swimming history, 24 among six men if you count only textile suits. Peaty’s are all textile and they number 11, his 58.94 from heats yesterday morning matching the time in which he made his 2014 breakthrough for the Commonwealth crown a month before adding continental gold in 58.96.
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