Walked out like a gladiator! UK swimmer Adam Peaty leaves BBC reporter shocked at poolside


    Shocked BBC commentators commented how they were shocked by the furiously confident, chest pumping world record holder Adam Peaty as he burst into the swimming centre at the Olympic Games in Tokyo ready to take on his fierce rivals in the second of the men’s breast stroke semi-finals.

    The commentator said: “Here it is, the second semi-final of the men’s breastroke.

    “The world record holder, the world champion, the Olympic champion is in lane four.”

    Then rolling out of the changing rooms appeared Mr Peaty, 26, who holds the current world record for the 50 and 100 metre breast stroke.

    The hero swimmer appeared hyped up and bouncing as he made his way to the starting boards.

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    Donning an orange and blue tracksuit, the swimming hero looked ready to take on his swimming rivals as he chest pumped and got himself revved-up in front of a jubilant crowd.

    The commentator added: “He’s just walked out like a gladiator! 

    “Oh my goodness!”

    Mr Peaty went on to win the semi-final in 57.2 seconds, one second faster than second placed Yan Zibei from China.

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    After coming second in the medals table in Rio, Team GB are hoping to perform just as strongly across the board this summer.

    Among their best hopes of gold is Adam Peaty, the 100m breaststroke winner five years ago who set a world record time in the World Championships back in 2019.

    London-born 200m world champion Dina Asher-Smith is another strong contender for a gold and has also entered the 100m and 4x100m relay.

    In track cycling, Laura Kenny can become Team GB’s most successful female Olympian ever if she clinches two medals to add to her current four-medal haul.


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