Adam Peaty to miss world swimming championships

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Adam Peaty, the Olympic and world champion and world-record holder in the 100m breaststroke, will miss next month’s world swimming championships due to a fractured bone in his foot, according to his social media.

“I’ve fortunately never had to deal with an injury in my swimming career so this is a real blow and a new challenge for me,” Peaty said in a letter posted on his social media. “I won’t compromise my recovery and I will use this time to reflect on what the sport means to me and what it feels like to watch someone else win a race I should be in.”

Peaty wrote that he suffered the injury in the gym this week. He hopes to compete in the Commonwealth Games in late July.

Peaty, 27, has won every Olympic and world 100m breast title dating to 2015, plus every world title in that span in the 50m breast, which is not on the Olympic program.

In Tokyo, he won the 100m by .63 of a second over Dutchman Arno Kamminga, who now becomes the favorite for the world title in Budapest next month. American Michael Andrew was fourth at the Olympics.

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