Adam Peaty of Great Britain dives at the start of his 100 meters breaststroke men semifinal at the European Swimming Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

Peaty shaves 0.13 off of own 100m breaststroke world record

August 04, 2018 - 11:39 am

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — British swimmer Adam Peaty improved his own world record in the 100-meter breaststroke to 57 seconds at the European Championships on Saturday.

The Olympic champion shaved 0.13 off his previous best mark, which he swam at the Rio de Janeiro Games two years ago.

Peaty beat James Wilby by 1.54 for a British 1-2 finish. Anton Chupkov of Russia finished 1.96 behind in third.

It's Peaty's ninth European title.

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