Peaty shines again as Miley and O’Connor reach world final

06 December 2014 / 14:10

Hannah Miley and Siobhan-Marie O’Connor will once again battle for medals at the World Short Course Swimming Championships on the penultimate evening as Adam Peaty continues to fly in Doha.

Miley, who won 400m medley bronze on the opening day for Britain’s first medal, and O’Connor, a silver medallist in the 100m distance on Friday, both comfortably qualified out of the 200m heats to reach the evening’s final.

O’Connor was the better of the two in the morning in Doha clocking 2:07.38 minutes to rank fifth overall while Miley was a place behind in sixth overall after winning the third of five heats in a time of 2:08.22.

Hungary’s Evelyn Verraszto was the quickest qualifier in 2:06.93 while Peaty was in record-breaking form once more as he progressed out of the 50m breaststroke heats and into the evening’s semi-finals.

Peaty added 100m breaststroke and 4x50m mixed medley relay silvers to his three Commonwealth and four European medals already won this year and clocked 26.07 seconds to break the British record and advance to the semi-finals fastest by 0.20.

That was significantly better than Andrew Weatheritt’s previous record of 26.70 set earlier this year while Georgia Davies was also a qualifier in the morning, advancing out of the 50m backstroke heats in seventh.

Benjamin Proud failed in the 100m freestyle while Miley took to the pool in the women’s 50m freestyle heats prior to her 200m medley outing but didn’t advance, Fran Halsall not starting along with the mixed 4x50m freestyle relay team.

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