BREAKING NEWS: The wait is over! Adam Peaty secures Workforce GB’s FIRST gold medal in Tokyo after swimming sensation turns into king of pool once more to win the lads’s 100m breaststroke and retain his title from Rio 2016
British swimming sensation Adam Peaty made Olympic historical past in Tokyo this morning by successful gold for the second time within the 100m breast stroke.
The 26-year-old from Uttoxeter cruised to victory to defend his Olympic crown and make sure his standing as Britain’s undisputed king of the pool.
Recent-faced Peaty, who had shaved off his beard simply days earlier than the occasion, was unable to beat his personal world file of 56.88 seconds.
Workforce GB’s Adam Peaty made Olympic historical past in Tokyo by successful the lads’s 100 breaststroke
Peaty dominated the sector once more to stay king of the pool and take Workforce GB’s first gold medal
However he stays unbeaten over 100m at breast stroke for the final seven years – which embrace his gold medal at Rio 2016.
Wanting exhausted however ecstatic as he received out of the pool Peaty bowed to the group to acknowledge his victory.
The Briton shouted ‘come on’ to his Workforce GB team-mates who had come Tokyo’s Acquatics Centre to cheer him on.
A clearly emotional Peaty celebrated wildly after coming house in first to retain his 2016 title
Peaty posed for the poolside cameras and had bowed to the group to acknowledge his victory
Peaty got here house away from the opposition however didn’t come near breaking his personal file, recording a time of 57.37 seconds.
His victory is Workforce GB’s first gold medal at Tokyo 2020.
Earlier than the occasion new father Peaty instructed how he missed having his household and different supporters within the crowd and admitted Tokyo ‘doesn’t really feel like an Olympics’.
He mentioned: ‘It’s very completely different on the market.
Swimming sensation Peaty (left) beat Arno Kamminga of the Netherlands, who received the silver
Peaty punched the water after defending his crown and persevering with his prolonged unbeaten run
‘It’s very unusual since you assume you may o me right here and depend on that “oomph”.
‘However there’s not many individuals within the crowd as a result of they’re all athletes, coaches and media, which could be very completely different.’
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