Tokyo: Rio Olympic champion Adam Peaty defended his title in 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.
The bronze went to Italian Micolo Martinenghi. The 21-year-old touched home in 58.33.
China’s Yan Zibei, finished 27th at Rio 2017, placed sixth in 58.99.