Double Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington believes that Adam Peaty’s unexpected win was a result of his focus on getting back to his best for the Olympics. She spoke on BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast, stating that Peaty is in the perfect 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 there is enough talent to take the pressure off Peaty and secure “a handful of medals” in Paris. While Peaty is seen as the poster boy of the sport, she also highlighted the other fantastic medallists on the team, including Matt Richards, Tom Dean, and Duncan Scott.
According to Adlington, people are rooting for Peaty to succeed, but she emphasized that the other swimmers deserve more credit for their phenomenal achievements in the sport. Without Adam Peaty, she pointed out, the other swimmers would be considered the poster boys of British swimming.
Overall, Adlington believes that British swimming team is in great shape and has enough depth and talent to perform at their best at Tokyo Olympics.