Country: Great Britain
Date of Birth: December 28, 1994
Height: 191 cm
Weight: 84 Kg
Coach: Melanie Marshall
Club: City of Derby
Time off: Chilling around, playing games, driving cars
Food: Flapjack and Nesquick, I would happily live off these for the rest of my life...
Music: Grime, Hip-Hop, House (anything with a sick beat!)
Film: Fight Club, Warrior, Gladiator, Project X
The signs of Peaty’s potential began to come to the fore in 2012 and 2013, before Adam fully announced himself on the international stage during the 2014 Commonwealth Games and European Championships. Peaty managed to break the games’ 100m breaststroke record in Glasgow in each of his three races. At the Euro’s a few weeks later, Peaty secured four gold medals and set two new world records in 50m breast and the 4x100 mixed medley.
At the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Peaty became Great Britain's first male Olympic champion in the pool since 1988, winning the gold in 100m breaststroke. FINA later awarded him the title of ‘Best Male Swimming Performance at Rio 2016’ after he twice broke the world record.
In 2017, Peaty completed a 50m and 100m breaststroke double at the World Championships, managing to break the 50m world record twice and becoming the first swimmer ever to go under 26 seconds. He also set himself a similar goal in the 100m breaststroke - called ‘Project 56’; where he aimed to go under 57 seconds. Peaty thought he'd come close at Glasgow 2018, setting a new world record of 57.00, but that time was later revised to 57.10 after a fault with the race timing system was discovered.
It followed what Peaty classed as a disappointing 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, where he had to settle for silver in the 50m breaststroke after winning gold over 100m. At the conclusion of Glasgow 2018, Adam had 22 international gold medals to his name, as well as three world records.
Later in the summer of 2018, Peaty completed an astonishing 'treble quadruple' in the European Championships. He won gold in the 50m breaststroke, 100m breaststroke, 4x100m medley and 4x100m mixed medley for the third time in a row.
Adam Peaty seems to be an unstoppable force in the pool and will be pushing to continue his medal and records success in upcoming competitions.
50m breaststroke (25.95, 2017 World Championships, Budapest)
100m breaststroke (57.10, 2018 European Championships, Glasgow)
4x 100m mixed medley (3:40.18, 2018 European Championships, Glasgow)
EUROPEAN SC RECORDS
4x 50m mixed medley (1:37.46, 2014 World SC Championships, Doha)
Olympic Games: 1
World Championships (LC): 5
European Championships (LC): 12
European Championships (SC): 1
Commonwealth Games: 3