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Peaty’s breaststroke world record adjusted

GLASGOW: British swimming great Adam Peaty’s world record for the 100 metres breaststroke set on Saturday has been adjusted from 57seconds to 57.10sec due to a problem with the timing mechanism, the European Swimming Federation announced on Sunday.
The 23-year-old showed a return to his old form after obliterating his rivals in Glasgow at the European Championships to improve on his old world mark of 57.13sec set on the way to winning Olympic gold at Rio 2016.
However, organisers revealed a “configuration delay” of 0.10 seconds affecting the first nine races of the session.
In a statement the European Swimming League (LEN) said: “The LEN.. have, with the benefit of the necessary technical analysis, revised all recorded times for the first nine races during that session.”

A relevant piece published earlier:  Adam Peaty broke his own world record for the 100 meters breaststroke on Saturday with a time of 57.00 seconds in the final of the event at the European Championships in Glasgow. The 23-year-old shattered the mark of 57.13 he set at the Rio Olympics two years ago. Peaty remains only man in history to go under 58 seconds over the distance. Britain’s James Wilby won silver in a time of 58.54 while Russia’s Anton Chupkov was third (58.96). Peaty struggled to reach his own lofty standards at the Commonwealth Games earlier this year, pipped to the 50-meter breaststroke title and failing to show his best form in the 100m. “I honestly can’t believe it now – to beat what I did at the Olympics when I was in perfect shape,” said Peaty. “I turned and I was like ‘let’s have it’ – the emotion, the passion came out then – I did stroke after stroke, yes I was getting tired towards the end but I just kept on the stroke. “You can’t go out there and fight for a world record, you’ve got to let it come to you. It doesn’t matter when it happens, sometimes you just need a loss to give you a reality check – in all walks of life.” Meanwhile, Kliment Kolesnikov broke the men’s 50m backstroke world record. The 18-year-old Russian clocked a time of 24.00 seconds to win gold, shaving 0.04sec off the previous mark set by Britain’s Liam Tancock in 2009. Romania’s Robert-Andrei Glinta was second in 24.55 while Ireland’s Shane Ryan finished third in 24.64. (Published on 5th August 2018) 

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M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.