Adam Peaty and Luke Greenbank will NOT face internal action from British Swimming despite their bust after the Olympic gold medalist ‘slapped his team-mate on the bum before he later needed stitches’.
- Adam Peaty and Luke Greenbank were involved in an argument last week
- Peaty ‘slapped his GB team-mate’ before Greenbank went after it
- British Swimming will not act after the two athletes clear the air
Adam Peaty and Luke Greenbank will face no internal action despite breaking up in training – with British Swimming confident their relationship as teammates will not be affected by the row.
The Team GB stars, who together won a silver medal in the 4x100m medley relay at Tokyo 2020, became embroiled in a heated exchange at Loughborough University last Friday that saw Greenback s take on Peaty, who received two cuts above his left eye.
Mail Sport understands British Swimming staff, including the coach they share, Mel Marshall, immediately stepped in and sat the swimmers to clear the air.
Peaty and Greenbank, a three-time Olympic gold medalist, who won a bronze medal in the 200m backstroke in Tokyo, have been training together as normal ever since, both considering the matter closed.
After receiving comments on the incident from Loughborough staff, British Swimming chiefs are also confident that no further action needs to be taken and that there will be no lasting issues between the pair ahead of the Games Paris Olympics next summer.
British Swimming will take no action against Adam Peaty (left) and his Team GB teammate Luke Greenbank despite breaking up last week
Greenbank – left with his girlfriend, Olympic gold medalist Anna Hopkin – reportedly went wild after Peaty (right) slapped him and made a ‘cocky joke’ about him
A British Swimming spokesperson told Mail Sport: “An incident occurred during a recent training session which was resolved quickly and efficiently by the athletes involved and the staff present at the session.”
Sources close to the pair also denied the argument was about fellow swimmer Anna Hopkin, who is Greenbank’s girlfriend but never had a relationship with Peaty, contrary to reports.
Peaty, 28, and Greenbank, 25, have been teammates and training partners for several years and have always enjoyed a close relationship.
Greenbank is also involved with Peaty’s training academy, AP Race Clinics, and is expected to appear alongside him during a session at the London Aquatics Center later this month.
Peaty returned to full-time training after missing the World Championships in July to prioritize his mental health.
He is now preparing for Paris 2024, where he will attempt to defend his 100m breaststroke title and become only the second swimmer after Michael Phelps to win the same swimming title at three successive Games.
Greenbank is also training for the Olympics after taking time out of the pool this summer after failing to make Britain’s squad for the World Championships in Japan.
Peaty is widely regarded as the greatest breaststroke competitor in the history of the sport.