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Adam Peaty spooks rivals to win fourth gold at European Championships

• Peaty leads off GB team in 4x100m medley relay• Britain’s Ben Proud takes gold in 50m freestyleA hat-trick of quadruples or a fourpeat times three. Whichever terminology, it illustrates the mutual affection between Adam Peaty and the European Champio…

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Adam Peaty wins third gold at European Championships with ‘10 out of 10’ swim

• Peaty wins 11th European gold of career in 50m breaststroke• Freya Anderson finishes impressive fourth in 100m freestyleLike a pernickety judge on Strictly Come Dancing, a flawless routine is required to earn a perfect review from Adam Peaty. Yet in …

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Timing system fault casts Adam Peaty’s latest world record into doubt

• Officials say starting system had been ‘incorrectly configured’• Error ‘resulted in all reported times being 0.10s faster’The validity of Adam Peaty’s latest world record in the 100 metres breaststroke has been cast into doubt after a fault was disco…

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Adam Peaty smashes world record to win European Championships gold

• British swimmer breaks own record in 100m breaststroke• 23-year-old knocked 0.13sec off mark set at Rio OlympicsBritish swimmer Adam Peaty set a world record for the 100 metres breaststroke on Saturday, clocking 57.00 seconds to win the European Cham…

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Adam Peaty: ‘I was going in the water thinking I don’t want to be here’

Olympic champion has rediscovered motivation, application and the fun factor as he aims to get back in the swim at the European Championships in GlasgowWhen Adam Peaty’s winning streak was terminated in the Gold Coast in April after four extraordinary …

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Adam Peaty’s four-year winning run ends at Commonwealth Games

• English swimmer suffers first defeat since 2014 Games in Glasgow• Cameron van der Burgh takes gold in 50m breaststrokeAdam Peaty leaned into Cameron van der Burgh’s lane and gave him a warm handshake after the South African ended a four-yea…

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Adam Peaty disappointed despite Commonwealth Games gold medal

• English swimmer wins Commonwealth Games 100m breaststroke• Peaty unhappy at time well outside his world recordThe stratospheric standards Adam Peaty holds himself to were etched on his face after he obliterated the competition to claim Commonwealth g…

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Commonwealth Games: Sarah Vasey wins Team England’s fifth medal in pool

• City of Derby swimmer beat Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson into second• Club-mate Adam Peaty breezes into 100m breaststroke finalAdam Peaty rarely finds himself eclipsed by anyone, let alone another swimmer from the same club, but he was forced to surrender …

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Different strokes: how ‘our Usain Bolt’ Adam Peaty rules the pool

With a female coach and fighter’s spirit, the UK swimmer’s rivals say he is redefining breaststrokeIn the midmorning sunshine on Australia’s Gold Coast, the most dominant swimmer in British history launched his hulking frame through the water, easing t…

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Adam Peaty determined to increase his performance and bank balance

The breaststroke swimmer aims at the Commonwealth Games to improve his dominance and become the first to dip under 57sec in the 100mAs the titles have stacked up for Adam Peaty he has become more pragmatic in his approach to success. Still only 23, he …

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Fina 2017 world aquatics championships – in pictures

With almost 3,000 athletes competing in 75 contests across six different aquatic disciplines, the 2017 FINA world championships in Budapest was one of the biggest sporting events in the world in terms of participation and global exposure. We bring you …

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Adam Peaty vows to get faster as GB win seven medals at world championships

• British swimmers finish competition second in medal table
• ‘He’s a gentleman, he’s humble, he’s a lion,’ says head coach of Peaty

Adam Peaty vowed to continue improving after taking Great Britain’s medal haul to seven at the world championships in Budapest.

Peaty, James Guy, Chris Walker-Hebborn and Duncan Scott took silver behind the United States in the 4x100m medley relay on the final day of competition in Budapest to leave Great Britain second in the medal table, also behind the US.

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Adam Peaty: patriot, performer, and the best breaststroker in history

Initially, the British swimmer didn’t want to give up the things other teenagers take for granted. Then he caught the Olympic bug

While you’re on the way to work, Adam Peaty is already in the pool. While you’re eating lunch, he’s in the gym. When you’re getting ready to leave, he’s back in the pool again. And while you’re winding down at night, he’s already asleep.

Peaty gets up at 6am to train, completing three two-hour sessions a day, six days a week. Then he’s in bed each night by 9pm. “To be embraced and sustained by the light green water was less a pleasure,” wrote John Cheever in his famous short story, The Swimmer, “than the resumption of a natural condition.” In peak training, Peaty, 22, will swim seven miles a day, every day but Sunday. That’s 1,680 lengths a week, up and down the same lanes. Why? He says it’s because deep down he knows he’s no good at anything else.

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Adam Peaty: patriot, performer, and the best breaststroker in history

Initially, the British swimmer didn’t want to give up the things other teenagers take for granted. Then he caught the Olympic bug

While you’re on the way to work, Adam Peaty is already in the pool. While you’re eating lunch, he’s in the gym. When you’re getting ready to leave, he’s back in the pool again. And while you’re winding down at night, he’s already asleep.

Peaty gets up at 6am to train, completing three two-hour sessions a day, six days a week. Then he’s in bed each night by 9pm. “To be embraced and sustained by the light green water was less a pleasure,” wrote John Cheever in his famous short story, The Swimmer, “than the resumption of a natural condition.” In peak training, Peaty, 22, will swim seven miles a day, every day but Sunday. That’s 1,680 lengths a week, up and down the same lanes. Why? He says it’s because deep down he knows he’s no good at anything else.

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Molly Renshaw and Ross Murdoch lead British charge at world championships

• Renshaw and Murdoch reach 200m breaststroke semi-finals
• Adam Peaty has three days off before 4x100m medley relay on Sunday

Great Britain’s breaststroke swimmers continued their strong showing at the world championships in Budapest in the absence of Adam Peaty on Thursday morning.

Peaty won his second and Britain’s third gold at the Duna Arena on Wednesday night and now has three days off before returning for the men’s 4x100m medley relay on Sunday’s final day.

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Adam Peaty wins 50m breaststroke gold but cannot beat own world record

• Peaty wins second world championship gold in 50m breaststroke final
• Night ends in disappointment as GB mixed medley team comes fifth

Adam Peaty experienced elation and disappointment in the space of an hour at the world championships in Budapest on Wednesday.

Peaty powered to his second and Britain’s third gold of the championships in the 50m breaststroke and returned for the 4x100m mixed medley relay just over 60 minutes later. He swam the second breaststroke leg, after Georgia Davies on backstroke and before James Guy on butterfly and Siobhan O’Connor on freestyle as Britain finished fifth behind the winners the United States.

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Ben Proud follows Adam Peaty’s example as Great Britain claim two golds

• Peaty secures second successive 100m breaststroke world title
• Proud takes surprise first place in 50m butterfly in 22.75sec

The Olympic champion Adam Peaty claimed an expected title before proving the inspiration for his Great Britain team-mate Ben Proud to secure a surprise gold medal at the world championships in Budapest on Monday night.

Peaty bettered his own championship record to finish in 57.47sec but his own world record of 57.13, set last August in winning Olympic gold in Rio, was beyond him.

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Team GB athletes get a heroes’ welcome in Trafalgar Square

‘You smashed it,’ says London mayor Sadiq Khan as Olympians and Paralympians gather to celebrate Rio 2016 medal haul

Manchester may have had the parade and first day of the Rio 2016 homecoming celebrations, but London at least had the sunshine. At the Heroes Return celebration in Trafalgar Square on Tuesday, thousands gathered to celebrate Great Britain’s medal haul in the summer’s games in Rio.

Worries that the event might be under attended after the celebrations in Manchester the previous day proved unfounded, as fans, family and friends gathered to celebrate Team GB’s 67 medals, including 27 golds, and Paralympics GB 147 medals, including 64 golds.

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Adam Peaty’s Rio success signals a bright future for British swimming

Peaty and Jazz Carlin have showed that Team’s GB’s swimmers can compete again at the highest level after their most successful Olympics since 1908

Not for 108 years have British swimmers enjoyed a more productive time in the pool at an Olympic Games. Six medals – one gold and five silvers – may not sound much compared to the US’s stash of 33 medals but it represents a sharp improvement on four years ago and, historically, has been exceeded only once, in London in 1908.

As well as outpacing the target of three to five medals set by UK Sport prior to the Games, GB’s head coach Bill Furniss and performance director Chris Spice are also presiding over a young team with much improvement still to come. Anyone who saw Adam Peaty competing in Rio knows a twinkling new global star is born and his infectious attitude is rubbing off on those around him.

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Team GB’s medley relay silver brings up best Olympic swimming haul since 1908

• Swimming team ends pool events with six medals – one gold and five silvers
• Adam Peaty and Jazz Carlin lead way with two medals each

Great Britain’s silver in the men’s 4x100m individual medley relay meant the team ended the Olympic swimming programme in the pool with six medals, the country’s best medal haul in the sport since 1908. The list of one gold and five silvers also exceeded the three-to-five-medal target set by UK Sport prior to the Games.

Related: Michael Phelps caps a glittering Olympic career with one final swimming gold

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