Britain's Adam Peaty breaks 50m breaststroke world record twice in one day at World Aquatics Championships

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Peaty became the first person to break 26 seconds in the 50m breaststroke (Source: Getty)

British trailblazer Adam Peaty has set his sights on shattering more records after posting a new world’s best time for the 50m breaststroke twice in one day at the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest on Tuesday.

The 22-year-old defending champion became the first person to break 26 seconds after winning his semi-final in 25.95, eclipsing his achievement of 26.10 in the heats.

“I honestly can’t believe it. I can’t even think. I just went out there and did what I do,” said Peaty, who has now broken the 50m breaststroke world record four times.

“The hard work has gone on in the gym. I am looking for areas where I can improve and hopefully get down to mid-25.”

Peaty will replicate his achievements at the World Championships in Russia two years ago should he win today’s final. He retained his 100m breaststroke title on Monday and holds the top 10 times in the world in that event.

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