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Adam Peaty sets new world record for 100 metres breaststroke

The former Attitude cover star said he didn't just want to win, he wanted to dominate

By Steve Brown

Adam Peaty set an amazing world record of 57.00 seconds for the 100 metres breaststroke at the European Championships in Glasgow.

The swimmer and former Attitude cover star managed to take 13-hundredths off his own record set at the 2016 Olympics in Rio and although he talked of going under 57 seconds, he did miss out but we all have faith he will beat that target soon.

When winning gold, he said: “I said I didn’t want to just win, I want to dominate.

“If I can get the confidence side of me without that anger, I can swim me and it’s all about the race.

“I enjoyed the crowd and let it happen. It’s weird because I wasn’t going out to do a world record. I was like, ‘It’s so easy’.”

Now he is set to restore his 50m dominance later this week and added: “When you go four years without losing, you kind of get complacent and you need the team around you to get you back on track.

“I’ve still got a job to do this week. There’s so many questions to answer right now. I almost didn’t train too hard for today but I got the balance right.

“Hopefully I’ve still got 10 more years left in the sport”

Fellow Olympian Tom Daley took to Instagram to post a picture with Peaty to congratulate him on his win.


“Massive congratulations to @adam_peaty! You absolutely smashed it. It was a pleasure to watch”