Repeaty! Olympic gold medallist swimmer Adam Peaty grabs another astonishing time to break the 13th World Record of his career
- Peaty played down his chance in the shortened pool as he prefers long-course
- But he lowered his own record of last week by eight-hundredths of a second
- He achieved the feat at the International Swimming League event in Hungary
Adam Peaty smashed his week-old 100m breaststroke world record at the International Swimming League’s grand final in Budapest on Sunday night.
The British Olympic gold medallist has always dismissed his chances in the 25m short-course pool despite proving himself the best long-course sprint breaststroker in history.
But having welcomed new fatherhood in the last few weeks, Peaty of London Roar has also discovered a new talent in the water on successive weekends.
Adam Peaty smashed his world record in the International Swimming League final on Saturday
Peaty won the gold medal in the 100m breaststroke at the Rio Olympics in Brazil in 2016
A week ago he broke Cameron van der Burgh’s 11-year-old record in a time of 55.49 seconds and has lowered it again with a 55.41. It is his 13th world record.
‘It feels like every race is a world championship or an Olympic final, it’s incredible,’ said London Roar general manager Rob Woodhouse.
‘Seeing all these world records is just amazing.’
American Caeleb Dressel inspired Cali Condors to victory. The world and Olympic champion, who last Monday became the first man to swim the 100m Individual Medley in under 50 seconds, sliced a further six tenths off his record of 49.88 with a new best of 49.28.