Rebecca Adlington, the double Olympic gold medallist, believes that Adam Peaty’s unexpected victory at the recent competition was a result of his focus on getting back to his best for the Olympics. During an interview on BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast, she spoke about Peaty’s return to the podium and expressed her confidence in his ability to peak in the summer for the Games.
Adlington is excited about the British team’s prospects in Paris and believes that there is enough talent to secure “a handful of medals.” While Peaty may be seen as the poster boy of the sport, she emphasized that there are other fantastic swimmers on the team, including Matt Richards, Tom Dean, and Duncan Scott. She also noted that without Peaty’s success, these swimmers would be seen as more prominent.
Despite Peaty’s impressive performance, Adlington reminded listeners not to overlook the other talented members of the British swimming team. She encouraged people to root for all of them and gave credit where credit was due for their phenomenal achievements in their respective events. Ultimately, Adlington expressed her confidence in their ability to perform at their best and bring home more medals for Team GB.