Great Britain’s Adam Peaty, fastest breaststroker in the world, is the major frontrunner to flourish at this summer’s Swimming world championships and is being tipped by the bookmakers to take the top prize in Gwangju, South Korea. The World Championships don’t get underway until September 22, but Peaty is already 3/20 (1.15) with bookmakers such as Bwin (according to the current betting odds) to beat any other swimmer in the field of the 100-metre breaststroke.
Peaty, 24, won the breaststroke world crown two years ago in Budapest, Hungary, and he’s the odds leader to retain his title after adding a third consecutive 100m breaststroke European Championship to his repertoire last year. Russian Kirill Prigoda, 23, won his first 200-metre world championship in Hangzhou last year, but he’s a long 5/1 (6.00) to finish ahead of Peaty in South Korea later in 2019.
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