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Meet Adam Peaty, British gold medalist competitive swimmer

Adam Peaty

Adam Peaty’s Biography

Adam Peaty

Adam Peaty swimming.[Credit/swimming.org]

Adam Peaty is a British competitive swimmer. His full byline is Adam George Peaty, MBE. He was born on 28th December 1994 in Uttoxeter, United Kingdom.

His parents are Caroline Peaty and Mark Peaty. He also has siblings named James, Bethany and Richard Peaty.

Adam specializes in breaststroke and has represented Great Britain at the Olympic Games. Peaty has also represented World Championships and European Championships.

Adam Peaty has as well represented England in the Commonwealth Games. His big talent has celebrated globally.

The swimming icon won the gold medal in the 100-meter breaststroke at the 2016 Olympics. That was the first gold medal to be won by a male British swimmer in 24 years.

Peaty is impressively the current holder of the world record in 50 meter and 100-meter breaststroke events.

In addition, Adam is the 2016 Olympic Champion, eight-time world Champion and a sixteen-time European Champion.

Nevertheless, Adam Peaty is a three-time Commonwealth Champion. He has broken several records in swimming tournaments.

Some of those records are world records 13 times and he currently holds three world records in the 100-meter breaststroke. That is inclusive of long courses and short courses. He also the record holder of 50-meter breaststroke.

Adam Peaty’s Achievements

He is the first man to swim under 26 seconds for the 50-meter breaststroke. In addition, he is the first to swim the 100-meter breaststroke under both 58 and 57 seconds.

Adam Peaty is the first swimmer ever to win both sprint breaststroke events at the same World championships.

His achievements are many as he is also the most successful British swimmer in a single World Championships.

Peaty is celebrated for his prowess in swimming. He is one of the only three swimmers to have won gold medals at all four major international events. The four are Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth Games.

Additionally, the only swimmer to win all four major gold medals in the same single event at the same time, a feat he completed in winning the 100-meter breaststroke at the 2016 Olympics.

Peaty is a six-time European swimmer of the year which he has won consecutively from 2014 to 2019, and also a two-time World swimmer of the year in 2015 and 2018.

Adam Peaty’s professional career

Peaty first senior event was at the year 2013 European Short Course Swimming Championships. While there, he achieved three personal best times in the three breaststroke events.

At the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, Peaty entered four events: the 50-meter breaststroke, the 100-meter breaststroke, the 200-meter breaststroke, and the 4 × 100-meter medley relay.

Adam Peaty became a World Champion for the first time at the 2015 World Championships. Peaty rounded off his 2015 year by winning two silver medals at the 2015 European Short Course Swimming Championships in the 50-meter breaststroke and 100-meter breaststroke events.

At the 2016 European Championships held in London, Adam retained both of his individual titles in both 50 and 100-meter breaststroke.

At the 2017 World Aquatics Championships, Peaty retained his 100-meter breaststroke title.

Adam Peaty went on making impressive progress in the various swimming contests. Due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic both the 2020 Olympics and 2020 European Championships were postponed until 2021.

On 15 November 2020, at the International Swimming League meet in Budapest, Peaty competed as part of the London Roar team.

At the 2021 British Swimming Olympic trials, Peaty won the 100m breaststroke title on the opening day of the championships at the London Aquatics Centre in a time of 57.39 seconds.

Adam Peaty’s net worth

According to reports, Peaty has an approximate net worth of $2.5 million dollars.

Adam Peaty’s salary

While not much information about the swimming icon is revealed, Peaty’s salary is reportedly under review.

Adam Peaty

Adam Peaty.[Credit/olympics.com]

Adam Peaty’s endorsements

Many Olympic players across the world have had various sponsorship deals. Peaty had a four-year signed endorsement deal with Arena Swimwear.

Adam Peaty’s family

While Peaty was training at Loughborough University, he met girlfriend Eirianedd Munro, a student at the University.

In April 2020, he announced that they were expecting a baby boy, who was born on 11 September 2020. The child is named George-Anderson Adetola Peaty.

Adam Peaty foundation and charity work

Adam Peaty has taken part in several charity works as a way of giving back to society.

He has taken part in a fund-raising sports marathon alongside Coach Mel Marshall.
The pair led a group aiming to raise as much as £50,000 for the Perfect Day Foundation, of which he’s a patron.

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