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​Adam Peaty Wins Gold For Great Britain And We’re All Loving It

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​Adam Peaty Wins Gold For Great Britain And We’re All Loving It

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Whether you're still in armbands, trying for your 10 metre breaststroke badge or still yet to master doggy paddle, everyone has tried swimming in their lifetime.

We're therefore all aware that it's a seriously tricky skill to master.

So, watching Adam Peaty win gold for Great Britain at the 2016 Olympics in style as he won the 100 metre breaststroke was bloody impressive. It was also Team GB's first gold medal of this summer's Games.

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Peaty won in a new world record time of 57.13 seconds as he destroyed his own record and became the first British male to win an individual gold swimming medal since 1988.


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Peaty told the BBC after this win: "It's so surreal to get Team GB's first gold. This is a product of seven years' work. I did it for my country. It means so much to me.

"My coach, Mel Marshall, is one of the best coaches in the world. She understands every athlete's need. she didn't need to get me pumped up. Down that last 50m I knew I was winning!"

Adam Peaty
Adam Peaty

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What a lad, Adam!

Peter Fraser
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