World Champion Adam Peaty shot to the top of the 2016 world rankings last weekend, clocking a time of 59.55 for his 100 Breaststroke at the Edinburgh International Meet as he stormed to gold.
Peaty also won gold in the gruelling 50m 'skins' event, describing the pain of the 'showcase of fitness event' in his post-match interview by saying, "Just imagine someone's putting a knife in you, then putting more knives in each round." Ouch!
"Just imagine someone's putting a knife in you, then putting more knives in each round."
However, his success in the event and the consistently fast times he has produced in each round display Peaty's strength and incredible fitness at this stage of the season, and makes the mind wonder to what results may be possible later in the season with a pre-competition taper under the belt and a rested body.
See below Peaty's post-race interview from Edinburgh, where he discusses how he's feeling just one month away from the all-important Olympic trials.
The year ahead
Peaty is hoping that he can continue to beat his own best times as the year goes on, describing how he feels like he's made the transition from boy to man as he develops in to even more of a powerful athlete. "Hopefully this year I can go a bit faster and I'm on track to beat those times," the 21 year old commented following his sub-60 100m time in Edinburgh.
Peaty will be competing in next month's British Championships from 12 - 17 April at Tollcross International Swimming Centre, which will act as the Olympic trials to determine which British swimmers will make the team to Rio 2016.