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Adam Peaty completes 50m/100m breaststroke double at Edinburgh International Meet

Olympic champion Adam Peaty continues fine start to season with two more wins

By ZK Goh ·

Olympic champion Adam Peaty has won the 50m breaststroke at the Edinburgh International Meet to go with his earlier victory in the 100m.

The world record holder in both events continued a good start to the season, after winning the 100m breaststroke at a race in Northern Ireland last month.

Peaty could not match his fast time of 26.86 from the morning's heats in Sunday afternoon's 50m final, but he still comfortably finished in 27.14 seconds to beat British teammates Ross Murdoch and James Wilby.

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On Saturday, Peaty had set a new world-leading fastest time of 2020 in the 100m.

The 25-year-old broke his own meet record, clocking home in 58.13 seconds.

He was 1.35 seconds clear of Wilby, the 2019 World Championships silver medallist.

Aside from the two of them, no-one else went under a minute over the longer distance. Murdoch was third.

Peaty also raced in the 200m breaststroke heats on Friday, recording a time of 2:15.09, but opted not to take part in the final.

Adam PEATY

Great Britain
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Number of medals

2 Olympic medals

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Olympic Games

1 Olympic Games