World breaststroke gold double for Peaty; silver for Van der Burgh


Silver medallist Cameron Van der Burgh of South Africa, gold medallist Adam Peaty of Britain and bronze medallist Kevin Cordes of the U.S. (L-R) celebrate after the men's 50m breaststroke final at the Aquatics World Championships in Kazan, August 5, 2015.

KAZAN, Russia - Britain&39;s Adam Peaty completed the double of world breaststroke titles on Wednesday after adding the 50m title to his 100m crown at Kazan&39;s world swimming championships.

The 20-year-old, who set the event&39;s world record in Tuesday&39;s semi-final, clocked 26.51 secs with South Africa&39;s Cameron van der Burgh, the 2013 world champion, taking silver at 0.15secs back.

Kevin Cordes of the USA earned bronze at 0.35secs back.

Having beaten Van der Burgh on the wall in the 100m final, Peaty again came out on top ahead of his South African rival over the sprint distance.

Peaty, the Commonwealth champion, has made a stunning worlds debut in Kazan with a world record and two titles to claim Britain&39;s second gold on Wednesday after Gary Hunt&39;s win in the men&39;s high-diving competition.

Peaty has matched David Wilkie&39;s double -- the Scot won the 100 and 200m breaststroke titles at the 1975 world championships.

He will be bidding for a third title in Kazan when the 200m breaststroke heats start on Thursday with the final on Friday night.

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