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Coronavirus: athletes say Tokyo 2020 postponement is ‘perfect decision’ – video

Athletes who were on their way to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have spoken about their relief that the Games have been postponed. ‘We felt under pressure to train, we felt under pressure to compete,’ said Team GB’s Adam Peaty. The Olympic breaststroke champ…

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Backstroke and beats: The International Swimming League hits town – a photo essay

London has just played host the International Swimming League, with some of the biggest names in swimming – including Adam Peaty, Sarah Sjostrom, Cate Campbell and Chad le Clos – on show. We were given exclusive access to the fast-paced event which fea…

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Backstroke and beats: The International Swimming League hits town – a photo essay

London has just played host the International Swimming League, with some of the biggest names in swimming – including Adam Peaty, Sarah Sjostrom, Cate Campbell and Chad le Clos – on show. We were given exclusive access to the fast-paced event which fea…

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Adam Peaty strikes double breaststroke gold at world championships

• Swimmer adds 50m title to 100m victory earlier in week• Peaty falls just short of world record set in 2017 at BudapestAdam Peaty added to his medal haul at the the world championships in Gwangju, South Korea by winning gold in the 50m breaststroke. P…

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Adam Peaty wins 100m breaststroke gold at World Championships

• Briton takes third gold, with teammate James Wilby second• Peaty had broken 57sec barrier for world record in semi-finalsAdam Peaty has won the 100m breaststroke world title for the third time with victory at the World Championships in Gwangju, South…

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Adam Peaty breaks 57-second barrier and 100m breaststroke world record

‘I’ve been chasing that for three years now,’ says PeatyPeaty wins World Championships semi-final in 56.88secAdam Peaty has broken his own world record in the men’s 100 metre breaststroke at the World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. Peaty, 24, s…

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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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