European Championships 2018: Adam Peaty wins 100m breaststroke in world record time
Great Britain’s Adam Peaty broke his own 100m breaststroke world record to retain his European title in Glasgow.
The 23-year-old Olympic and world champion finished in 57.00 seconds – 0.13secs quicker than his previous best time – as team-mate James Wilby grabbed silver following a late surge.
Peaty took a huge lead on the first 50m before pulling away further to win by 1.54secs from fellow Englishman Wilby.
“I can’t believe I beat what I did at the Olympics,” said Peaty.
“I was in perfect shape then – I’m not even in that good shape now. I didn’t try to be in that good shape.”
Britain then won a bronze in the mixed 4x200m freestyle relay after a stunning final leg from Freya Anderson, 17, who moved up from sixth to third.
Elsewhere on day three of the inaugural multi-sport championships, cyclist Ethan Hayter, 19, won omnium gold, defending champion Katie Archibald took silver in the 3,000m individual pursuit and the men’s four and women’s eights both won silver in the rowing.
Hayter’s gold in the final event of the day moved Britain up to third in the medal table with three golds, five silvers and three bronzes.