Atherton timekeepers 54 seconds to set new 100m backstroke world record

Atherton timekeepers 54 seconds to set new 100m backstroke world record

BUDAPEST: The International Swimming League (ISL) on Sunday saw Australia's Minna Atherton turned into the principal lady to plunge beneath 55 seconds and set another shortcourse world record in the 100m backstroke.

The 19-year-old timed 54.89sec to break the past characteristic of 55.03sec set by Hungarian brilliant young lady Katinka Hosszu at the 2014 big showdowns.

"I'm extremely content with that, particularly since I simply missed it in the transfer (prior in the day)," said Atherton. "It will energize to perceive what is coming up later on."

Likewise featuring on Sunday was Britain's Adam Peaty, a 2016 Olympic gold medallist and eight-time title holder.

He followed up his 50m breaststroke win on Saturday with triumph in the 100mm.

"It's been splendid, totally astonishing," said Peaty as he pondered his first appearance in the ISL season.

"I've never at any point felt a vitality like this, and I think it truly helps bringing all the various societies, all the diverse colleagues around the globe together."

The debut period of the ISL highlights six gatherings in all with an arrangement finale in Las Vegas in December.

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