Result: GB's Adam Peaty smashes world record in 50m breaststroke semi-finals

Adam Peaty swimming his way to a Championships record in the 50m breaststroke on August 22, 2014
Great Britain's Adam Peaty sets a new world record by finishing the 50m breaststroke semi-finals in 26.62s at the European Championships in Berlin.

Great Britain's Adam Peaty has set a new world record in the men's 50m breaststroke semi-finals at the European Aquatics Championships in Berlin.

The 19-year-old headed into tonight's race having already set a Championship record of 26.91s in the heats.

This evening, Peaty managed to do one better by tapping the wall in 26.62s, overtaking world champion Cameron van der Burgh's time of 26.67s.

Peaty, who won two gold and a silver for England at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow last month, already has two European golds to his name in Germany.

England's Molly Renshaw during the 100m breaststroke heat on July 27, 2014
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