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Breaststroke record for England's Whitehead

31 July 2002

Adam Whitehead broke a 12-year-old Games record as England had the fastest three qualifiers in the men’s breaststroke semi-finals.

Adam Whitehead

Whitehead breaks 12-year-old record at Manchester 2002

22-year-old Whitehead (1:01.05) stormed to victory ahead of South Africa’s Brett Petersen (1:02.33) and shattered Adrian Moorhouse’s record of 1:01.49, which has stood since Auckland 1990.

Kuala Lumpur bronze medallist Darren Mew took the other heat with a time of 1:01.66 and James Gibson was a close second with 1:01.82.

Afterwards Whitehead was gobsmacked with his performance: “I can’t believe that. I don’t know where it came from at all,” he said.

Gibson, who is the British record holder, appreciated that the final will be a tough contest: “The pressure’s on, but Whitehead’s obviously the one to beat.”

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