Double Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington believes that Adam Peaty’s surprise win at the recent swimming competition is a testament to his talent and focus on peaking for the Olympics. She spoke on BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast, stating that Peaty is in an excellent position to achieve his goals and that he wants to peak in the summer for the Games.
Adlington is confident in the quality of the British team and believes that they have enough talent to take pressure off Peaty and secure a handful of medals in Paris. While Peaty is considered the poster boy of the sport, Adlington highlighted other fantastic swimmers on the team, including Matt Richards, Tom Dean, and Duncan Scott. She emphasized that people are rooting for Peaty to succeed but also stressed that these other swimmers deserve more credit for their phenomenal achievements in swimming.
She also pointed out that without Adam Peaty, the other swimmers would be seen as the poster boys and that the British team is in great shape overall. Adlington’s comments underscored the depth and talent of the entire British swimming team, expressing confidence in their ability to perform at their best during this upcoming Olympics season.