Adam Peaty Breaks Men’s 50m Breaststroke World Record

Adam Peaty

Britain’s Adam Peaty broke the world record in the 50 metres breaststroke at the World Swimming Championships in Budapest on Tuesday.

World champion Peaty swam 26.10 seconds in the heats to better the mark of 26.42 he set at the 2015 world championships in Kazan.

Peaty will compete in the 50m final on Wednesday.

On Monday the Briton won the 100 metres breaststroke final in a time of 57.47 to secure a gold medal.

Adam Peaty with gold medal for win in 100m final, silver medal for Kevin Cordes of USA and bronze for Kirill Prigoda of Russia

The silver medal went to Kevin Cordes of USA and the bronze to Kirill Prigoda of Russia.

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BBC Sports Personality Of The Year 2016 Shortlist Revealed

BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016 Shortlist RevealedSixteen contenders have been shortlisted for the 2016 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.

The 16 for 2016 were named after a year in which British sportsmen and women had a lot of successes, including at the Olympics and Paralympics in Rio.

They will go into a vote on the night of the live show in Birmingham on Sunday, December 18.

Jamie Vardy makes the cut after helping guide Leicester City to the biggest title upset in Premier League history while Bale features for winning his second Champions League title with Real Madrid in May and being the standout star in Wales’ Euro 2016 campaign in the summer.

However, Andy Murray is heavy favourite to win the award, having ended the year as No.1 in the world rankings – a first for any British singles player in history.

The Scot secured victory at Wimbledon for the second time in his career, while he also won gold at the Olympics.

A host of Olympic and Paralympic athletes are on the shortlist.

The nominees are:

Nicola Adams – Boxing, Gareth Bale – Football, Alistair Brownlee – Triathlon, Sophie Christiansen – Equestrian, Kadeena Cox – Athletics/Cycling, Mo Farah – Athletics, Jason Kenny – Cycling, Laura Kenny – Cycling.

Andy Murray – Tennis, Adam Peaty – Swimming, Kate Richardson-Walsh – Hockey, Nick Skelton – Equestrian, Dame Sarah Storey – Cycling, Jamie Vardy – Football, Max Whitlock – Gymnastics, Danny Willett – Golf.