Peaty wins second gold as he defends 50m title

Britain’s Adam Peaty defended his 50m breaststroke title with another stunning display to complete a World Aquatics Championships double-double.

Peaty, 22, who also retained his 100m title on Monday, finished in 25.99 seconds – just short of the world record 25.95 he set in the semi-final.

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Brazil’s Joao Gomes Junior took silver and South African Cameron van der Burgh was third.

“I’m feeling very good. I’m so, so happy with my displays,” Peaty said.

He was speaking to the BBC after taking part in the 4x100m mixed medley relay final, in which defending champions Britain finished fifth. USA won in a world record time of three minutes 38.56 seconds. Australia took silver, with China and Canada in joint third.

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