BREAKING NEWS - Rio 2016: Peerless Peaty strikes gold, lowers WR again


Adam Peaty lived up to his billing as the overwhelming favourite for the men's 100 metre breaststroke at Rio 2016, again lowering his own world record to claim a dominant victory in Sunday's final.

Already the World, European and Commonwealth champion in the event, Peaty gave notice of his form on Saturday by taking almost four tenths off the world record he already held.

And the Briton produced an even better display when it mattered most, his time of 57.13 seconds enough to earn gold by more than one and a half seconds from Cameron van der Burgh (South Africa) and Cody Miller (United States).

Peaty's new record time is a whopping 0.79secs quicker than the mark he set prior to the Games.