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Adam Peaty makes it four gold medals to help Great Britain top table

By Uttoxeter Advertiser  |  Posted: August 25, 2014

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ADAM Peaty won his fourth gold medal yesterday and helped Britain top the medal table in their most successful European Championships ever.

The Uttoxeter star joined Chris Walker-Hebborn, Adam Barrett and Ben Proud in an impressive team display to take top honours in the men’s 4x100m medley relay.

The quartet went into the lead in Peaty's breaststroke leg with another strong swim from the 19-year-old, who handed over to Barrett with almost a second and a half lead.

Barrett swam an excellent leg to put Proud in a good position for the final 100m and he brought the team home to the gold medal.

Peaty also won 50m breaststroke gold in a time of 27.00 on Friday night after setting a world record 26.62 seconds in the semi-finals, to add to the golds he won in the 100m breaststroke and the mixed medley.

The standing 50m record of 26.67 seconds was set by rival Cameron van der Burgh of South Africa in July 2009, when swimmers were using performance-enhancing body suits.

"I feel absolutely amazing. I looked at the scoreboard about five times before I knew I had broken it," Peaty said.

"I didn't expect this result even if I was close to the world record at the Commonwealth Games. It was not a perfect race due to my final touch so I can still improve.

"I haven't broken a world record before so I don't know how it feels."

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