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Team GB up to eighth in medals table after swim success

Great Britain have climbed to eighth in the Rio 2016 medals table after Adam Peaty and Jazz Carlin's success in the Olympic pool.

Peaty set a new world record as he won gold in the men's 100m breaststroke before Carlin took silver in the women's 400m freestyle.

Team GB's first medals of the Olympics propelled the nation into the top 10 at Rio. Credit: www.Rio2016.com

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Team GB swimmer Adam Peaty breaks own world record

Britain's Adam Peaty has broken the world record in the 100m men's breaststroke heats. Credit: Reuters

Britain's 100m breaststroke star Adam Peaty has set a new world record of 57.55 seconds at the Rio Olympics.

The record breaking performance trims 0.37 seconds off the previous record, which he already held.

It has pushed the 21-year-old from Uttoxeter, in Staffordshire, into the semi-final, to be held later on Saturday.

He said that he hoped his win would inspire young swimmers back home.