World record and silver medal for Brits in Berlin

22nd August 2014

Adam Peaty set a new 50m Breaststroke World record and Molly Renshaw claimed silver in the 200m Breaststroke on day five of the European Swimming Championships in Berlin. 
 
Renshaw swam an excellent final 50m to come back from fifth place and claim silver in a British record 2:23.82.
 
The 18-year old Commonwealth bronze medallist took over a second off her personal best time to lower the 2006 record and touch ahead of Spain’s Jessica Vall Montero (2:24.08). Denmark’s Rikke Möller Pedersen won the gold medal in 2:19.84.
 
Having already set a Championship record in the 50m Breaststroke heats (26.91), Peaty produced another great performance in the semi-final. 
 
The City of Derby swimmer touched in 26.62 to lower Cameron Van der Burgh’s 2009 World record (26.67) and set the first individual World record of the Championship. 
 
In the 800m Freestyle Stephen Milne produced a strong finish to touch in a Scottish record 7:50.64 for fourth place, while Jemma Lowe finished sixth in the 100m Butterfly (58.48). 
 
Adam Barrett swam a 51.80 personal best to win his 100m Butterfly semi-final and progress into the final second fastest behind Konrad Czerniak (Poland). 
 
Georgia Davies and Fran Halsall also booked their places in tomorrow’s 50m Backstroke final.