Tokyo 2020 - Olympic champion Adam Peaty sets fastest time of the year at Team GB swimming trials
The Rio 2016 gold medallist and double world record holder put down a time of 57.70 in the heats of the 100m breaststroke to reach the final, showcasing his form with 100 days to go until the Tokyo Games. Peaty is one of four swimmers who have already qualified for the team and is the only man to go below 58 seconds in the discipline.
Adam Peaty was in sensational form again at the British Swimming trials
Olympic champion Adam Peaty put down the fastest 100m breaststroke time in the world this year to showcase his form at the Team GB swimming trials in London.
The only man to go beneath 58 seconds in the discipline, the world record holder in both the 50m and 100m breaststroke won his heat in 57.70 to qualify for tonight’s final at the London 2012 Aquatic Centre.
With 100 days to go until Tokyo, it was another dominant performance from Peaty, who is using the event for race practice as one of four swimmers who have already been selected for the Games in Japan.
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World relay champion James Wilby, who knows he is going to Tokyo too, finished second in the heat, after claiming before the event that Peaty is not unbeatable.
“I think he’s the best in the world,” said Wilby.
It is challenging swimming against him, certainly. But every athlete can be beaten at some point.
“The classic one is Michael Phelps: in the 100m butterfly in Rio and three absolute legends ended up getting joint silver and Joe Schooling got the gold. Everyone can be beaten – but it takes a perfect race.”