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Adam Peaty ahead of schedule for Olympics after another 100m blast

April 15, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Adam Peaty of Great Britain competes in the Men's 100m Breaststroke Final on day one of the British Swimming Selection Trials 2021 at the London Aquatics Centre on April 14, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

World record holder Adam Peaty declared himself ahead of schedule for the Tokyo Olympics after swimming the fastest 100m breaststroke of the year at the British selection trials in London on Wednesday.

World record holder Adam Peaty declared himself ahead of schedule for the Tokyo Olympics after swimming the fastest 100m breaststroke of the year at the British selection trials in London on Wednesday.

The Olympic champion had already made sure of his ticket to Japan but the motivation was clear as he won the final in 57. 39 seconds, the fifth fastest of all time, with exactly 100 days to go until the Games start.

The Briton, who set a record 56. 88 at the 2019 world championships in Gwangju, is the only man to have swum the 100m under 58 seconds and he now has the top 20 fastest times in history.

It was also the 15th time he has recorded a sub-58 second time.

World silver medallist James Wilby was second in the final with a time of 58. 76.

I think that's consolidated the top 20 ever now," said Peaty, who became a father last year.

Peaty said the birth of his son in September provided plenty of motivation, particularly at an event like the trials which are taking place behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"It's like nothing else, it's unreal," he said of being a father.

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