Swimming World Championship: Adam Peaty swims to world record
Breaststroke star Adam Peaty has set the first world record at the World Swimming Championships in South Korea. The 24-year-old Brit beat Gwangju in the semifinals over 100 meters of chest on Sunday in 56.88 seconds. The Olympic champion thus broke his own old record from the European Championships last year in Glasgow by 22 hundredths of a second.
Surprisingly ended the women's 400-meter freestyle final. World Cup series winner Katie Ledecky has suffered an unexpected defeat. The five-time Olympic champion lost to the 18-year-old Australian Ariarne Titmus. After 3: 58.76 minutes, she beat Ledecky, who had won the last three world titles over this distance. Third was Leah Smith from the USA. A German swimmer was not at the start. Ledecky has many gold opportunities as a multi-star.
For the men, the Chinese Sun Yang had previously won over the 400-meter freestyle - with his success, the Chinese, who has been under suspicion of doping for some time, had challenged the protest of the competition.
As expected, the freestyle relay races were over. In the women's event, world record holder Australia beat Australia ahead of the USA and Canada. The German season was eighth. For the men, the US prevailed over Russia and Australia.