Adam Peaty is a British swimmer, world record holder in the 50 and 100 meters breaststroke in the long course. At the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics he won gold in the 100m breaststroke and silver in the 4x100m medley. In Tokyo 2020 he took gold in the 100m breaststroke and silver in the 4x100m medley.
On 4 August 2015 in the 50 breaststroke (semifinal) he stopped the clock at 26 "42, a time that guaranteed him the new world distance record, taking away the record of 26" 62 from the South African Van Der Burgh. The day after, in the same race (final), he became world champion, beating van Der Burgh himself and signing a time trial of 26 "51.
At the Rio Peaty Games he improved his world record in the 100 breaststroke heats, swimming them in 57 "55. In the final the British swimmer wins the gold and further adjusts the record, setting a time of 57 "13. On 25 July of the year following the World Championships in Budapest, Peaty beats his own world record in the 50m breaststroke.
In 2018 at the European Championships in Glasgow he further improved his world record in the 100m breaststroke, swimming in the final in 57 "10. In South Korea he became the first man ever to swim the 100m breaststroke in less than 57", stopping the clock at 56 ”88 and thus setting a new world record.
On November 15, 2020, during the International Swimming League 2020 with a time of 55 "49 in the 100 breaststroke, he set the new world record for the specialty, improving the record of 55" 61 set by South African Cameron van der Burgh in Berlin 2009 at a time when the regulation allowed rubber swimsuits.
Adam Peaty praises Roger Federer
Interviewed by the Evening Standard, British swimmer Adam Peaty revealed that he has always been a huge fan of Roger Federer. Adam, winner of three Olympic gold medals, said Roger was a source of inspiration for him.
He told: "I am inspired by all the best athletes, but Roger Federer is the one I like the most. I have always loved the way he plays and his attitude on the pitch. He has shown an extraordinary longevity, everyone would like to be like him." Also John McEnroe expressed his opinion on the return of the Maestro: "Whenever a tournament starts and Roger Federer is not there, he misses him a lot.
Roger is the most elegant player I've ever seen on a tennis court. As a lover of this sport, I can't wait for him to return to the court. If he wants to get back in the game, he has every right to do so and no one can challenge his decision. However, an 80% Federer would not be enough to return competitive at his age. We found out with Andy Murray. "