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Adam Peaty nets World gold but misses out in mixed medley

By Robert Jones

Adam Peaty experienced elation and disappointment in the space of an hour at the World Championships in Budapest.

Peaty powered to his second and Britain's third gold of the World Championships in the 50m breaststroke and returned for the 4x100m mixed medley relay 60 minutes later.

Peaty swam the second breaststroke leg, after Georgia Davies on backstroke and before James Guy on butterfly and Siobhan O'Connor on freestyle, as Britain finished fifth behind the United States.

Peaty said: "It's quite exhausting coming in and coming out, switching off and switching on, especially tonight when I had the double, but I'm so, so happy with my performances here.

"I'm a massive believer that all areas of your life need to be equal for you to perform at your best. Lifestyle, family and friendships. If one is out then you are not going to be at that level."

Peaty also predicted Britain would get better and better in the mixed medley relay.

He added: "I'm immensely proud of these guys. In three years' time (in Tokyo), I don't want to say it, but we're going to make history."

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