Commonwealth Games 2018: Adam Peaty completes four-year clean sweep with 100m breaststroke gold

The 23-year-old Olympic, world and European champion defended the title he won in Glasgow

Saturday 07 April 2018 11:39
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Adam Peaty claimed 100m breaststroke gold on the Gold Coast
Adam Peaty claimed 100m breaststroke gold on the Gold Coast

England's Adam Peaty completed a four-year sweep of major titles with men's 100 metres breaststroke gold at the Commonwealth Games.

The 23-year-old Olympic, world and European champion defended the title he won at Glasgow 2014, clocking 58.84 seconds. Teammate James Wilby, the 200m breaststroke champion, took silver in 59.43secs.

Scotland's Duncan Scott earlier took 200m butterfly bronze as South Africa's Chad le Clos won a third straight title in his signature event.

Peaty, who will return for the 50m breaststroke heats on Sunday, said: "I was out on world record pace at 50, but it's April. I went out there tonight to get to that 50 as fast as I could and hold on.

"Even though it's a gold medal and it's four years undefeated and that's completed the circle, I'm not happy with that performance.

"It's not the best version of me. I want to go out there on the 50 and try to get that better version."

Peaty added: "That's the first time ever where I've felt not in control of my race.

"I think I let the event get to me too much and I was thinking about the end result instead of the process. It's been a big learning curve here. My stroke feels nowhere near what it should feel like."

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