Double Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington believes that Adam Peaty will have been caught off guard by winning a medal so soon after his return, as his focus is on getting back to his best for the Olympics. Adlington 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. She believes that Peaty’s return to the podium was unexpected, given his focus on peaking at the Olympics.
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. Adlington 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.
She also pointed out that without Adam Peaty, the other swimmers would be the poster boys and that the British team is in great shape overall. Adlington’s comments underscored