Adam Peaty secures second gold of World Championships in Budapest
Last Updated: 26/07/17 8:59pm
Adam Peaty stormed to his second gold of the World Championships in Budapest with the second quickest time in history in the 50 metres breaststroke.
After setting two world records on Tuesday when qualifying 0.73 seconds clear of the field, Peaty came into the final as a strong favourite.
The 22-year-old, who won 100m gold on Monday, clocked 25.99s, just 0.04s down on his own world record.
Brazil's Joao Gomes took silver in 26.52s while bronze went to South Africa's Cameron van der Burgh in 26.60s.
Peaty's world record coming into the championships was 26.42s, set in securing gold in Kazan, Russia two years ago.
His heat swim yesterday lowered the mark to 26.10s and he cut a further 0.15s off it in Tuesday's semi-final to take it to 25.95s.
Peaty becomes a five-time world champion, holding two more victories than the next best Briton, David Wilkie, another breaststroke swimmer who secured world titles in 1973 and 1975.
Peaty's success means Great Britain have now won three gold medals from the 17th World Championships, following Ben Proud's 50m butterfly success on Monday, with further medal success potentially to follow in the relays.