Rebecca Adlington, the double Olympic gold medalist, believes that Adam Peaty’s surprise win in the pool was a testament to his talent and determination. Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast, Adlington stated that Peaty’s focus is on getting back to his best for the Olympics and achieving his goals.
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, Adlington also highlighted the other fantastic medallists on the team, including Matt Richards, Tom Dean, and Duncan Scott. She believes that people are rooting for Peaty to succeed, but she emphasized that the other swimmers deserve more credit for their phenomenal achievements in the sport.
Adlington pointed out that without Adam Peaty, the other swimmers would be the poster boys and that the British team is in great shape overall. Her comments underscored the depth and talent of the entire British swimming team, expressing confidence in their ability to perform at the highest level.