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Peaty swims under 57 seconds to smash breaststroke world record

Monday, 2019-07-22 06:22:01
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Swimming - 18th FINA World Swimming Championships - Men's 100m Breaststroke Semi-Finals - Nambu University Municipal Aquatics Center, Gwangju, Republic of Korea - July 21, 2019. Adam Peaty of Britain gestures after event. (Reuters)
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Adam Peaty (UK) became the first to swim the 100 metres breaststroke in under 57 seconds on Sunday, setting a world record of 56.88 in the semi-finals of the world championships in Gwangju, Republic of Korea.

* Irishman Shane Lowry staved off the biggest nerves of his golfing life, handling the wind and the rain to win the British Open by six strokes amid emotional scenes at Royal Portrush on Sunday.

* Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina became the 10th player to collect a maiden WTA Tour title this year as she strolled past Patricia Maria Tig 6-2 6-0 in the Bucharest Open final on Sunday.

* Chile's Nicolas Jarry joined his grandfather in the ATP title-winners club on Sunday, beating Juan Ignacio Londero 7-6(7) 6-4 to clinch his maiden crown at the Swedish Open.

* Serbia's Dusan Lajovic claimed the first ATP title of his career, beating Hungarian qualifier Attila Balazs 7-5 7-5 in the Croatia Open final on Sunday.

* Forward Gareth Bale's tenure with Real Madrid could come to an end in a matter of days after manager Zinedine Zidane said the club were working on offloading the Welsh international.

* Manny Pacquiao beat defending champion Keith Thurman on a split points decision on Saturday (Jul 20) to take the WBA Welterweight Super Championship at the end of an electrifying fight in Las Vegas. Two judges scored it 115-112 to Pacquiao and another gave it 114-113 to Thurman, who suffered his first defeat in 30 fights.

* New Zealand stunned Australia 52-51 in an exhilarating final on Sunday (Jul 21) to dethrone the champions and claim their first netball World Cup title in 16 years.

* Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce produced a superb display to outclass local favourite Dina Asher-Smith and Ivory Coast's Marie-Josee Ta Lou as she won the women's 100 metres in 10.78 seconds at the London Diamond League on Sunday.

* Herve Renard has left his post as Morocco coach after their shock early exit at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Reuters, CNA