UTTOXETER’S Adam Peaty is on the crest of the wave after becoming the first international swimmer to complete the 100m breaststroke in under 57 seconds.
His latest record-breaking feat was achieved in the men’s 100m breaststroke semi-finals at the World Championships in South Korea
It broke his own world record with a time of 56.88 .
The 24-year-old has dominated both the 100m and 50m in recent years, setting the 14 best times in the 100m breaststroke.
“There’s no other word except for ‘incredible’,” he said.
Peaty, who was raised in Uttoxeter, but now lives in Leicestershire to be closer to his Loughborough training base, is now unbeaten in five years over the distance in major competitions.
“Obviously I’ve been chasing that for three years now, ever since I touched that wall in Rio [in 2016] I was like, I could go faster,” Peaty added.
The Olympic champion won comfortably in the second men’s semi-final on day one in Gwangju.
Peaty, a former student at Cheadle’s Painsley Catholic College, recently revealed he practises “active meditation” to aid his mental health.
He says he will attempt to retain his Olympic title in the 100m breaststroke at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.