Adam Peaty MBE is a breaststroke swimmer from Uttoxeter, born in 1994 and at the age of 25 he has excelled in his sport, representing Britain at the Olympic Games, World Championships, European Championships and England in the Commonwealth Games.
Peaty started training at the City of Derby swimming club in 2009, trained by Mel Marshall and kickstarted his career in 2014 representing Team England at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games and it has continued to flourish ever since, receiving an MBE in 2017 recognising his services to swimming.
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28 December 1994
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Peaty made his international breakthrough at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, where he won 2 gold and 1 silver medal for Team England.
Peaty is the 2016 Olympic Champion, an eight-time World Champion, a twelve-time European Champion and a three-time Commonwealth Champion.
He has broken world records 11 times and currently holds two world records in the 50 metre and 100 metre breaststroke events, becoming the first man to swim under 26 seconds for the 50 metre breaststroke and the first to swim the 100 metre breaststroke under both 58 and 57 seconds leaving him to specialise in the 50m and 100m breaststroke and being the world record holder in both events.
He is the first swimmer ever to win both sprint breaststroke events at the same World championships, and the most successful British swimmer in a single World Championships.
Most recently, at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, he won gold in the 100m breaststroke, silver in the 50m breaststroke and silver in the 4x100m medley relay and we can't wait to see what he will bring to Birmingham 2022, fighting on home ground.