Project 56 is History: Adam Peaty Leads Charge In Gwangju: 56.88 WR

2019-07-21 Reading Time: < 1 minute
Adam Peaty of Great Britain celebrates a 56.88 World Record in Gwangju - courtesy of Patrick B. Kraemer

What a day 1 at World Championships in Gwangju. Adam Peaty’s “Project 56” is history. The Olympic champion confined the days of 57 seconds as the global standard over 100m breaststroke to the Pantheon he’s been carving out with Thor’s hammer these past four years. 56.88, off a 26.63 half way.

Coverage over at Swimming World:

Adam Peaty 56.88 WR 100m breaststroke…

… after a 57.5 in heats

Ariarne Titmus takes out Katie Ledecky with tactical excellence and a Thunder-from-Down-Under last lap

How Katie Ledecky paved the way for others

The latest win of an asterisk

Aussie battle Mack Horton’s moral victory

Aussie women rattle WR for 4×100 free gold

USA men take 4×100 gold

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