Swimmer Adam dedicates his latest world record to his family

SWIMMING superstar Adam Peaty set a world record for the short-course 100 metres breaststroke at the weekend.

He clocked 55.49 secs at the professional International Swimming League (ISL) in Budapest on Sunday.

It beat the previous record of 55.61 secs set by South Africa's Cameron van der Burgh in Berlin 11 years ago.

The Uttoxeter-raised defending Olympic 100m breaststroke champion said: "It's my first short-course world record, which I struggle with, but no-one works harder on the last length and that one was for my family," said Adam, who dedicated his latest achievement to his family.

The new time was a British, European and ISL record, adding to the his long-course world record.

"I struggle in short course, and there’s no-one who works harder on their last length than me," he added

The former student at Painsley Catholic College, in Cheadle, is now the only man to hold three world swimming records over individual distances in the textile era.

"When you’ve got a great team here and back home, analysing the data, it makes it all worth it," said Adam. "It’s my victory but it’s as much theirs as mine."

Adam's new world record helped his team, London Roar, book their place in the final of the tournament, which is scheduled for later this month.


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