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Peter John Stevens wins silver at European Aquatic Champs

London, 21 May - Peter John Stevens won silver in the 50-metre breaststroke on Saturday, the second medal for Slovenia at the European Aquatic Championships in London after Tjaša Oder won bronze in the 800-metre freestyle.

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Swimmer Peter John Stevens
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Clocking in at 27.09 seconds, Stevens was bested only by the home crowd favourite Adam Peaty, who won with a time of 26.66 seconds. Another UK swimmer, Ross Murdoch, won bronze.

This is the first medal from a major competition for Stevens, who turns 21 on 1 June.

His previous career highlight was the title of youth world champion in the same discipline in 2013.

Stevens is the son of an English father and Slovenian mother. The family live in Medvode, north of Ljubljana, but Peter John is currently studying at the University of Tennessee in the US.

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