Adam Peaty’s incredible career in numbers

Rio Olympic Games 2016 – Day Two
Rio Olympic Games 2016 – Day Two (PA Archive)
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Double world record holder Adam Peaty will be targeting more Olympic gold at Tokyo this summer.

Here the PA news agency looks at the extraordinary career of 26-year-old Peaty, the reigning men’s 100 metre breaststroke Olympic champion, in numbers.

2 – Olympic medals, both won at Rio de Janeiro in 2016. He claimed silver in the 4 x 100m men’s medley relay, as well as gold in the 100m breaststroke.

28 – years elapsed since Peaty became Great Britain’s first men’s Olympic champion after Adrian Moorhouse won gold in the 100m breaststroke in 1988.

Rio Olympic Games 2016 – Day Nine (PA Archive)

8 – World Championship gold medals. Achieved 50m and 100m breaststroke double in 2015, 2017 and 2019 and part of two successful medley relay teams.

13 – times that Peaty has broken the world record.

56.88 – Peaty’s 100m breaststroke world record, set at the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju. No other swimmer has broken 58 seconds.

20 – Peaty owns the top 20 all-time times in the 100m breaststroke.

25.95 – Peaty’s 50m breaststroke world record, set at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest.

12 – European titles won at three Championships in 2014, 2016 and 2018.

Investitures at Buckingham Palace (PA Archive)

25 – number of gold medals won at international meetings.

2017 – year Peaty was awarded an MBE for services to swimming.

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