British swimmers Adam Peaty and Ben Proud are gaining valuable momentum ahead of the 2019 World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, next month after breaking Mare Nostrum series championship records in Barcelona.
The 2019 Mare Nostrum took place over the weekend, when Peaty finished the 50-metre breaststroke in a time of 26.55 seconds. World champion Proud flourished in the 50-metre freestyle and topped the leaderboard with a time of 21.58 seconds.
Peaty and Proud, both 24, will be considered two of Great Britain’s best medal hopes ahead of the World Championships next month, with British Swimming having recently confirmed their squad for the competition.
This came after Peaty already broke the Mare Nostrum series 100-metre breaststroke record twice in one week, taking gold while compatriot James Wilby settled for silver.
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