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Uttoxeter's Peaty breaks breaststroke world record

Adam Peaty in action earlier this week Credit: Hannibal Hanschke/DPA/Press Association Images

Adam Peaty from Uttoxeter has broken the 50m swimming world record for breaststroke at the European Championships in Berlin.

The 19-year-old bettered Cameron van der Burgh's 2009 record, setting a new standard of 26.62 seconds.

That was in the semi-final of the event, and vowed he had plenty leftover for Saturday's final.

I didn't expect this result, even if I was close to the world record at the Commonwealth Games.

It was not a perfect race due to my final touch, so I can still improve tomorrow.

– Adam Peaty