Swimmer Adam Peaty Wins Team GB’s First Tokyo 2020 Olympic Gold

Adam Peaty won the first gold for Team Great Britain (GB) in the Tokyo Olympics on July 26 after setting more records at the 100-meter breaststroke final.

Peaty won the swimming event at the Tokyo Aquatics Center in a time of 57.37 seconds — the fifth fastest record in Olympic history.

Peaty, 26, dominated the event from the beginning, defeating Arno Kamminga of Netherlands who finished at 58 seconds and Nicolo Martinenghi of Italy who finished at 58.33 seconds.

Peaty’s victory makes him the first British swimmer to defend an Olympic title.

“It means the world to me,” the six-time European Swimmer of the Year told BBC Sport after the event.

“When it comes down to it, I am not racing for a time. I am racing myself,” Peaty further said.

The medal is his second career gold.

During the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, Peaty broke his own world record in the final at 57.13 seconds, winning gold.

Peaty has won the 100-meter breaststroke at the last three world championships.


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