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World Aquatics Championships: Adam Peaty qualifies fastest for 100m breaststroke final

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World Aquatics Championships on the BBCHosts: Budapest, Hungary Dates: 23-30 JulyCoverage: Live across BBC Two, BBC Red Button, Connected TV, online, BBC Sport mobile app and BBC Radio. Click for full times.Olympic champion Adam Peaty set a World Championship record in the men’s 100m breaststroke as he qualified fastest for Monday’s final in Budapest.The 22-year-old clocked 57.75 seconds as fellow Briton Ross Murdoch also made it through as sixth-fastest qualifier.Peaty, who will defend his 50m and 100m titles, told BBC Sport: “56 seconds is achievable whether it’s tomorrow or in three years. I’ll definitely get it.”

Meanwhile, James Guy finished sixth in the men’s 400m freestyle final.Peaty on medals, tattoos & legacyCOVERAGE: The World Aquatics Championships on the BBCGuy, an Olympic silver medallist in men’s 4x200m freestyle relay, will race in the preliminary rounds of his favoured event – the 200m freestyle – on Monday.”Based off this morning I thought I’d go faster than that, but tonight it just felt a bit tougher,” he told BBC Sport.”The effort was there but the time wasn’t. But it’s the 200m tomorrow and that’s a better event for me. I know I’m in good shape so I just need to do it in the pool.”Team GB Olympic silver medallist Siobhan-Marie O’Connor qualified fourth-quickest for Monday’s 200m individual medley final but team-mate Hannah Miley missed out.Olympic finallist Ben Proud will be expected to challenge for a medal on Monday when he returns for the 50m butterfly final after impressing in Sunday’s opening-night semi-finals.American Katie Ledecky set a new World Championships record of three minutes 56:06 seconds in the women’s 400m freestyle final to take the gold medal as China’s Sun Yang won the men’s event.
Source: Derby BBC