Amazing Peaty makes most of 'gift'

Sports | AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE 27 Jul 2021

Adam Peaty became the first British swimmer to defend an Olympic title, winning the 100 meters breaststroke.

He powered to the line in 57.37 seconds, ahead of Dutchman Arno Kamminga (58.00), the only other swimmer besides Peaty to go under 58 seconds. Italy's Nicolo Martinenghi was third.

It is now seven years since Peaty was last beaten in the event - a run that includes a gold medal in Rio in 2016, when he twice broke the world record.

"These moments are immortal," he said of his latest win.

Peaty has broken the world record five times and also won the 100m breaststroke at the past three world championships. "I believe I've been given a gift," he said. "I don't want this gift to be wasted."



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