Swimming: Peaty wins men's 50m breaststroke world gold

Great Britain's Adam Peaty celebrates winning the gold medal during the podium ceremony for the men's 50m breaststroke final at the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest, on July 26, 2017.
Great Britain's Adam Peaty celebrates winning the gold medal during the podium ceremony for the men's 50m breaststroke final at the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest, on July 26, 2017.PHOTO: AFP

BUDAPEST (AFP) - Britain's Adam Peaty narrowly missed out on another world record as he won the men's 50m breaststroke gold at the world championships on Wednesday (July 26) to complete the sprint double.

Peaty, already a winner in the 100m, clocked 25.99 seconds, just 0.04sec short of his record-setting time in Tuesday's semi-finals, with Brazil's Joao Gomes Junior taking silver, 0.53sec behind.

South Africa's Cameron van der Burgh earned bronze at 0.61.