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Peaty, Sjostrom grab spotlight at world championships, Oleksiak fourth in fly

27 Julio 2017, 09:05 | Martinez Canez

Adam Peaty posted a championship record of 57.75 seconds in Sunday night's semi-final

Adam Peaty posted a championship record of 57.75 seconds in Sunday night's semi-final

Britain's Adam Peaty shattered his own 50 metres breaststroke world record on Tuesday at the World Swimming Championships in Budapest, capital city of Hungary.

Defending world and Olympic champion Peaty claimed 100 metre breaststroke gold in a championships record time of 57.75 seconds, having earlier set a new marker in the semi-finals.

He also clocked the second quickest 100m time in history - behind only his Olympic-winning swim of 57.13 - in Monday's final, and feels he can achieve "Project 56" by going under 57 seconds. "I'm just looking for areas I can improve and hopefully I can get down to 25-mid, hey?"

If Peaty has time, he usually makes a salad with tuna and avocado for lunch before putting together his dinner before 7pm. "I just kind of have to work through the prelims as easy as I can to keep myself rested".

"I'm very happy, I put in a 26.5 seconds [for the first 50m], then built off that on the back end".

Australia's Emma McKeon, who won silver in the women's 100m butterfly on Monday, and Katinka Hosszu, who won the women's 200m IM gold, were just behind.

"I'm trying to give it back home, get the young ones swimming, get the young ones racing and teach them to have no fear at all".

"The hardest thing was adjusting to what I'd done", he says of the post-Rio haze, in which he took two months off and embraced his penchant for eating burgers.

Litchfield was not far from lowering the record again in the semis, making his way into the finals third fastest in semi-final two.

"But I think it's really impressive".

His main rival looks to be South African Cameron van der Burgh, a former world record holder in the 50m breast.

King held off the threat of Russian rival Yuliya Efimova, in a race billed as a grudge rematch of their acrimonious Olympic final, and the US secured a memorable one-two as Katie Meili touched for silver in one minute 5.03 seconds.

Ledecky had never lost at a World Championships before and with a length to race she looked nailed on to maintain that ideal record.

The 20-year-old finished behind victor Frenchman Mehdy Metella, who touched home in 47.65.

US won in a world record time of three minutes 38.56 seconds.

Both he and Peaty are into Tuesday night's semi-finals as first and second fastest in the heats.

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