British swimmer Peaty wins men's 100m breaststroke gold at Tokyo Olympics

26/07/2021 11:00 AM

TOKYO, July 26  -- Rio Olympic champion Adam Peaty defended his title in the men's 100m breaststroke here on Monday, winning the gold medal in 57.37 seconds.

The three-time world champion had a convincing lead over silver medalist Arno Kamminga of the Netherlands, who finished 0.63 seconds behind, according to Xinhua.

The bronze went to Italian Micolo Martinenghi. The 21-year-old touched home in 58.33 seconds.

China's Yan Zibei, who finished 27th at Rio 2017, finished sixth in 58.99 seconds.