Commonwealth Games 2018: Adam Peaty suffers first defeat in four years with shock loss to Cameron van der Burgh

ADAM PEATY suffered his first defeat in four years as England’s Commonwealth Games horror continued Down Beneath.

The world and Olympic champion was crushed in the ultimate of the 50m breaststroke by South African Cameron van der Burgh, a end result which no one had seen coming.

 Adam peaty suffered a first defeat in the swimming pool in four years

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Adam peaty suffered a first defeat in the swimming pool in four years

The shock setback for the beforehand unbeatable Peaty continued a depressing few days for Staff England’s huge names on the Gold Coast following sudden setbacks for triathlon king Alistair Brownlee and gymnast Max Whitlock.

So as to add insult to damage, sprinter Adam Gemili pulled out of final night time’s 100m remaining, whereas Asha Philip couldn’t even medal after heading into the ladies’s remaining because the quickest qualifier.

And with Mo Farah and the monitor cyclists selecting not to even journey to Australia, English ambitions of topping the medals desk at the moment are lifeless in the water.

Peaty, 25, had seemed invincible heading into final night time’s ultimate after profitable gold in the 100m breaststroke on Saturday.

 Peaty finished second in the 50m breaststroke final

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Peaty completed second in the 50m breaststroke last
 Peaty looks on after Cameron Van Der Burgh claimed victory

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Peaty seems to be on after Cameron Van Der Burgh claimed victory

However he was caught out by a lightning begin from 29-yr-previous Van den Burgh who was the final man to beat him on the 2014 Games in Glasgow.

Peaty, second by four hundredths of a second, stated: “I’ve been off my greatest all week however this was in all probability one of many worst-feeling races I’ve ever accomplished. However I’m extra glad with this silver than I used to be with the gold as a result of it provides me a actuality verify.

“Even in case you are the perfect — the world report holder — you’ll be able to nonetheless be crushed. And that’s probably the most worthwhile lesson.”

A shocked Van den Burgh stated: “I assume I used to be fortunate. Adam and I’ve a troublesome rivalry and he’s had the up over me in the final couple of years. So to hear my anthem is likely one of the highlights of my profession.”

 The world and Olympic champion had to settle for silver Down Under

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The world and Olympic champion had to accept silver Down Beneath

And Peaty’s defeat was not the one massive shock of the night time as Jamaican dash star Yohan Blake was crushed into third in the 100m by outsider Akani Simbine.

There have been some successes for Workforce England yesterday.

Nile Wilson, 22, took his third gold of the Games in the horizontal bar and James Willstrop, 34, gained the squash.

Adam Peaty powers to breaststroke gold double at Swimming World Championships and breaks a world document

ADAM PEATY suffered his first defeat in four years as England’s Commonwealth Games horror continued Down Beneath.

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