Adam Peaty brought the London Aquatic Centre to its feet with a photo finish victory at the London leg of the International Swimming League.

After a fourth place finish in the 200m breaststroke on the opening night of competition, Peaty returned to his favoured event over 100m to clock the win in 56.18 seconds, beating Belarus’ Ilya Shymanovich to the wall by  just 0.15 seconds.

Racing across the short course distance, Peaty lowered his own British record by 0.24 seconds.

“It's very tough when you’re expected to win every time you get in the pool,” said Peaty, long-course Olympic champion and world record holder in the 100,” said Peaty.

“I was on a bit of a downer after last night – I wanted to bring that victory for the fans. But that's sport, it's more fun when you've got that competition.

“The other guys brought the heat and I came away with fourth. I don't think I've finished fourth in about seven years!

“As Vin Diesel said – it doesn't matter if you win by an inch or a mile, winning's winning and that’s what it’s all about.”

Dina Asher-Smith announced as SPOTY finalist

Dina Asher-Smith was this morning confirmed as a finalist for this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards.

The 2018 Commonwealth gold medallist became the first British woman to win a major global sprint title when she broke the British record to win 200m gold at September’s World Athletics Championships.

Asher-Smith  also picked up silver medals in the 100m and 4x100m relay.

She is joined on the final shortlist by England cricketer Ben Stokes with the remaining finalists still to be announced.


Anyika Onoura hangs up her spikes

Triple commonwealth medallist Anyika Onuora has announced her retirement from athletics.

Having first competed for Team England at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games in 2006 where she won 4x100m relay bronze, Onuora was also a double bronze relay medallist at Glasgow 2014.

As well as achieving medals at Olympic, World and European level, Onuora brought her Team England career to an last year’s Gold Coast Games.

"Competing as an elite athlete has allowed me to experience many incredible things I never thought I would imagine,” said Onuora.

"Amongst the many other medals I won, being one of only a handful of British athletes to complete 'the full set' - becoming a European, Commonwealth, World and Olympic medallist - makes me immensely proud.

"I'm forever grateful for all the people who allowed me to fulfil a big dream that a young black girl from Liverpool was able to achieve.

"Every setback and low I experienced was worth it to get to those special moments that will always hold dear to me."