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Sport Team GB superstar Adam Peaty reaches 100m breaststroke final in Tokyo

07:19  25 july  2021
07:19  25 july  2021 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Adam Peaty has reached the men's 100 m breaststroke final in Tokyo after winning the second semi- final in dominating fashion. Team GB superstar Peaty meant business from the off, having enjoyed a rapid start to take control and finish with a time of 57.63 seconds. He will now start as the favourite after Peaty recorded a time that was almost exactly what he notched up from yesterday's heats, and the feat still sets him aside as the fastest in history. Meanwhile, Wilby, also of Great Britain, guaranteed his spot in the final after finishing third in 59 seconds in the first semi- final . More to follow.

Britain's Adam Peaty continues his seven-year unbeaten streak in the 100 m breaststroke by winning his qualifying heat to advance to the semi finals with a time of 57.56 seconds. Watch highlights of Tokyo 2020 on BBC One, BBC Two, the BBC Sport website, app and BBC iPlayer. 'Incredible' Peaty wins 100 m breaststroke heat to reach semis.

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Adam Peaty has reached the men's 100m breaststroke final in Tokyo after winning the second semi-final in dominating fashion.

Team GB superstar Peaty meant business from the off, having enjoyed a rapid start to take control and finish with a time of 57.63 seconds.

He will now start as the favourite after blitzing the field and setting the fastest qualifying time, while compatriot James Wilby will also compete for a medal.

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Peaty recorded a time that was almost exactly what he notched up from yesterday's heats, and the feat still sets him aside as the fastest in history.

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ADAM PEATY hammered out a Tokyo 2020 statement of intent that told his rivals: “Catch me if you can.”The defending 100 m breaststroke champion is B. Peaty ’s swim was no surprise, but the other stand-out performance came from Middlesbrough’s Aimee Willmott, second quickest qualifier for the 400m individual medley final taking place in the early hours of tomorrow morning. Only American Emma Weyant went quicker than Willmott’s 4:35.28, with the Brit holding off defending champion Katinka Hosszu through the second half of the race after a terrific backstroke leg brought her through the field.


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Meanwhile, Wilby, also of Great Britain, guaranteed his spot in the final after finishing third in 59 seconds in the first semi-final.

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