Adam Peaty wins gold and sets new European record in 100m breaststroke
Last Updated: 16/12/17 7:21pm
Olympic and world champion Adam Peaty set a new European record on his way to winning 100m breaststroke gold at the European Short Course Championships.
The 22-year-old, who had to settle for 50m breaststroke bronze on Wednesday, swam a short-course European record of 55.94 seconds to claim his first gold medal of the competition.
Peaty is also due to swim in the 200m breaststroke at the tournament in Copenhagen on Sunday.
Great Britain's Ben Proud won silver in the 50m short-course freestyle on Friday, clocking a personal best time of 20.66 seconds.
Short-course pools are 25m in length, as opposed to 50m Olympic pools, resulting in quicker times because of more turns and the greater benefits of push-offs.
Peaty successfully defended his men's 100m breaststroke World Championship title earlier this year in Budapest, setting a tournament record in the process.
The Briton also holds the long-course world record in the 100m breaststroke, setting a time of 57.92 at the British Swimming Championships in 2015.