Tokyo Olympics: Adam Peaty takes Team GB’s FIRST gold medal after winning the Men’s 100m Breaststroke
BREAKING NEWS: The wait is over! Adam Peaty earns Team GB’s FIRST gold medal in Tokyo after swimming sensation once again becomes king of the pool to win the men’s 100m breaststroke and retain his Rio 2016 title
British swimming sensation Adam Peaty made Olympic history in Tokyo this morning by winning gold for the second time in the 100m breaststroke.
The 26-year-old from Uttoxeter rode to victory to defend his Olympic crown and confirm his status as the undisputed king of Britain’s pool.
Fresh-faced Peaty, who had shaved his beard just days before the event, was unable to break his own world record of 56.88 seconds.
Team GB’s Adam Peaty made Olympic history in Tokyo by winning the men’s 100 breaststroke
Peaty once again dominated the field to remain king of the pool and take Team GB’s first gold medal
But he remains undefeated in the 100m breaststroke for the past seven years, including his gold medal in Rio 2016.
He looked exhausted but ecstatic as he emerged from the pool and bowed to the crowd to acknowledge his victory.
The Briton shouted ‘come on’ to his Team GB teammates who had come to Tokyo’s Acquatics Center to cheer him on.
An obviously emotional Peaty celebrated wildly after coming home first to keep his 2016 title
Peaty came home without the opponent, but didn’t come close to breaking his own record with a time of 57.37 seconds.
His win is Team GB’s first gold medal at Tokyo 2020.
Before the event, new dad Peaty shared how he missed his family and other supporters in the crowd, admitting that Tokyo “doesn’t feel like an Olympics.”
He said, ‘It’s very different there.
Swimming sensation Peaty (left) defeated Arno Kamminga from the Netherlands, who won silver
“It’s very strange because you think you can leave me here and trust that ‘oomph’.
“But there aren’t many people in the crowd because it’s all athletes, coaches and media, which is very different.”
More to follow.