World record holding swimmer Adam Peaty secured Team GB’s first gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the 100m breaststroke. The 26-year-old blew away his competition to finish in a time of 57.37 seconds with a near-perfect swim.
Adam Peaty swore twice while being interview live on TV after winning Team GB’s first gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The 26-year-old delivered a near-perfect swim in the 100m breaststroke to finish first and add to his impressive title collection.
Peaty, who holds the world record in 50m and 100m breaststroke, blew away his competition to finish in a time of 57.37 seconds.
And he could barely contain his emotion after the race as he slapped the water before shouting “come on” in the pool.
And his delight also spilled over in an interview he did as he thanked the nation for their undivided support since Rio 2016.
He said: “Thanks to the nation for being behind me for five years and my family and my beautiful boy.
“I knew it was going to take every bit of energy and I’m just so f****** relieved. Apologies for the swearing!”
Peaty admitted that the schedule made things more difficult for his Olympic defence, but insisted that his desire won out in the end.