Adam Peaty

British swimmer Adam Peaty, aged 20, is being tipped for success at the Rio Olympics next year. Two time Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington is confident that Peaty has the ambition, drive and discipline to win gold at the event in Brazil.

At the recent FINA world championships in Kazan, Peaty showed us what he's capable of, bringing home two gold medals in the 50m and 100m breaststroke and setting a new world record along the way. He also helped the GB relay team swim to victory in the 4x200m freestyle, beating USA and Australia, plus setting a new British record!

Peaty is on the shortlist for this year's sports personality of the year award after 12 months of incredible performances in 2015.

Rebecca Adlington had this to say about Peaty's recent performance:

"He's one of those people who challenges himself all the time, and that's why he is so good on a world stage. He wants to be breaking world records and doesn't want an easy ride at all.”

"He has the best finish of anyone in the world and that's why he has those gold medals. Adam doesn't let the pressure get to him. He never gives up, he's just got so much strength.”

"He just amazes everyone, every step of the way. There are still little things he can do – it's actually scary to think about how fast he could go.”

"Adam has got a heart of gold. He is so likeable, such a nice guy, with a great sense of humour. He has not changed at all – he's still the same guy as he was three or four years ago."

The BBC Sports Personality of the year awards ceremony is being held on Sunday 20th December in Belfast. Tune in to BBC1 from 6.50pm-9pm to watch.

Adam is sponsored by Arena and swims as a member of #TeamArena. This year he has been racing in the Arena Carbon Flex Jammers.