Budapest, July 25 : Briton Adam Peaty mounted a successful defense of his title in the 100 meter breaststroke title at the FI World Championships here. The Rio 2016 Olympics gold medalist achieved a new FI championships record time of 57.47 seconds on Monday, ahead of US swimmer Kevin Cordes, 58.79; and Russia’s Kirill Prigoda, who completed the podium with a time of 59.05, reports Efe news agency.
The 22-year-old Peaty become the third swimmer to retain the FI title, following Hungary’s Norbert Rozsa — in 1991 and 1994 — and American Brendan Hansen, who won in 2005 and 2007.
Peaty’s compatriot Benjamin Proud clinched the men’s 50 meter butterfly title with a time of 22.75 seconds, ahead of Brazilian swimmer Nicholas Santos, 22.79; and Ukraine’s Andriy Hovorov, 22.84. IANS