At his Commonwealth Games debut this year, 19-year-old Adam Peaty was crowned 100m Breaststroke champion in Glasgow, achieveing a British record at the same time. This star of the future also won a silver medal (and another British record) in the 50m Breaststroke, and swam a crucial leg of the 4x100m medley relay final to help Team England top the podium. The City of Derby swimmer had already shown great potential earlier in the year taking silver in the 200m at the British Champs, not to mention striking double gold for 50m and 100m at the International Swim Meet in Berlin. The month before the Games he impressed at Mare Nostrum out in Canet, France, setting new British 50m and 100m Breaststroke records, which of course he has now broken himself!
- Date of Birth: 28th December 1994
- Born: Uttoxeter
- Team/Club: City of Derby
- Coach: Melanie Marshall
IN THE POOL
Favourite Event: 100m Breaststroke.
Finest Performance: Becoming 100m Breaststroke Commonwealth champion in 2014!
Aspirations: To win an Olympic gold medal.
Role models: Will Smith
OUT OF THE POOL
If I wasn’t a swimmer, I would be: Travelling the world.
Life after swimming: To travel as much as possible and meet new people.
Would most like to meet: Karl Pilkington.
Most prized possession: My phone.
Biggest influence on career: My coach, Melanie Marshall.
Sports: Cycling, Rugby.
Band/music: All sorts of music but love hip-hop and house music.
Food: Katsu Curry.
Hobbies: Listening to music, playing games, chilling with mates, driving.