On the week that marks three years to go until the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Team England’s swimmers have been busy in action at the Aquatics World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.

As we approach the final few days of competition, here’s a look back at what you might have missed so far, and a look ahead to what you can look forward to over the weekend.

Peaty completes world champs triple-double

Adam Peaty, the world recorder over both the 50m and 100m breaststroke events raised the bar once again to lower his own 100m record en route to defending his World Championship crown.

The reigning Commonwealth, Olympic, World and European champion over the longer distance lowered the record in his semi-final heat to 56.88 seconds – becoming the first man to break the 57 second barrier – before securing a Team England 1-2 finish in the final ahead of James Wilby.

But not done there, Peaty returned to the pool to pick up his seventh world, this time in the 50m breaststroke event, winning in a time of 26.06 seconds.  

In doing so, Peaty secured a hat-trick of World Championship gold medals across both events, having also achieved  the illustrious double in the 2015 and 2017 championships.

Speaking to British Swimming of his achievements Peaty said: “I’ve done the triple-double, which is what I came to do and 56 happened, so there’s not a lot else to say really – I’ve completed everything I wanted to do. I put together a pretty perfect race tonight and I was only just off my world record.

“It’s great to come back with all the medals I can and it’s great to get another medal in the relay, which was unexpected. Each World Champs I go to I get more experience and learn even more about how to deal with the pressure.”

Mixed relay bronze

Britain’s 4x100m mixed medley relay team finished third to add an impressive bronze to their medal haul behind Australia in gold and the United States in silver.

Anchored once again by Peaty, the quartet also included Team England’s James Guy and Freya Anderson, along with Wales’ Georgia Davies.

Speaking after the race to BBC Sport Guy believes there is much more to come from this line-up with the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games now just under a year away.

"A great race and we did our job. There's more to come from us and hopefully we can go on and challenge for [Olympic] gold, said Guy."

Greenbank bags backstroke bronze

Luke Greenbank lowered his PB to secure a bronze medal in the 200m backstroke final.

The Loughborough-based swimmer shaved four hundredths of a second of his best time to finish third in 1:55.85.

Up next

Defending Commonwealth champion Aimee Willmott will aim to make her mark on the final day of action at the World Championships when she takes to the pool in the women’s 400m individual medley.

Winning gold in this event on the Gold Coast, Willmott races her heat on Sunday morning before hopefully progressing through to the final later that evening.

Joining her will be Max Litchfield who takes to the blocks in the men’s 400m IM.

Having had to miss the 2018 Commonwealth Games through injury, Litchfield will be eager to make up for lost time.

Having already formed part of the medal winning 4x100m mixed medley relay quartet, James Guy will race in Saturday’s 100m butterfly final.

The Commonwealth silver medallist in this event qualified in a seasons best time of 51.69 to reach the final.