Adam Peaty continued to leave the impression that he will be the man to beat at this year’s World Championship as he completed the 50m and 100m Breaststroke double at the Mare Nostrum leg in Canet.
Having stormed to 100m Breast gold on the opening day, the City of Derby swimmer clocked 26.89 – the fourth fastest time of his career – to claim the one-length title in France.
South Africa’s two-time world champion Cameron Van Der Burgh was second in 27.35 while Japan’s Yasuhiro Koseki narrowly beat Edinburgh University’s Mark Tully, touching in 27.56 to the Scot’s 27.79.
Peaty returned later in the session for the 200m Breaststroke final, finishing fourth in 2:13.05 as Germany’s Marco Koch (2:08.57) and Christian Vom Lehn (2:09.69) claimed a one-two and Olympic silver medallist Michael Jamieson (2:12.79) bagged bronze.
Jamieson’s Bath teammate Jazz Carlin completed a golden double, adding the 400m Freestyle title to her victory in the 1500m Free.
The European champion, whose best individual result at a World Championship was fourth in the 400m Freestyle at her third Worlds in Barcelona two years ago, clocked her second fastest time of the season to win in 4:05.43, nearly three seconds clear of the field.
There was also success for Carlin’s Welsh teammate Daniel Jervis as he claimed 1500m Freestyle gold, clocking the fastest time from the heats of 15:05.65.
Hannah Miley was GB’s fourth gold medallist of the day, touching first in the 400m Individual Medley.
The Commonwealth champion won in 4:33.51, her second fastest time of the year, to beat Hungary’s reigning world champion Katinka Hosszu (4:34.17) and London Aquatics swimmer Aimee Willmott (4:35.69).
Chris Walker-Hebborn and Ben Proud were the other two Brits to make the podium on day two in Canet, Walker-Hebborn touching in 54.36 for 100m Backstroke bronze and Proud clocking 23.82 for 50m Butterfly bronze.