Britain`s Adam Peaty sets new 50m breaststroke world record

Berlin: Great Britain`s Adam Peaty set a new 50m breaststroke world record of 26.62sec at the European Championships in Berlin on Friday.

The 19-year-old took 0.05sec off Cameron van der Burgh`s previous world record from the 2009 world championships in Rome at the height of the supersuit era.

It has been a staggering few weeks for Peaty who won two golds and a silver for England at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. 

This week he has already won the 100m breaststroke as well as gold with the Great Britain 4x100 mixed medley relay squad.

Peaty set his new record in the semi-finals on Friday.

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