Adam Peaty will look to become the first British swimmer to successfully defend an Olympic title when he goes swimming in Tokyo.
Peaty is one of Team GB’s superstar athletes and will be looking to add more gold to their collection this summer.
He won the 100m breaststroke in Rio in 2016, winning the British team’s first Olympic gold in men’s swimming in 24 years.
Now he is going to defend his title and is even looking to do so in record time.
He set the world record in the 100m breaststroke at the 2019 World Championships at 56.88, but he wants to break that record at the Olympics.
Adam Peaty: When is he competing?
The final for the gold medal in the men’s 100m breaststroke will take place in the early hours of Monday July 26 for British fans.
It will be held at the Tokyo Aquatic Center where swimming, artistic swimming and diving competitions will be held throughout the Games.
- Men’s 100m breaststroke heats: Saturday, July 24, 12:55 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. BST
- Men’s 100m breaststroke semi-finals: Sunday, July 25, 3:33 a.m. and 3:39 a.m. BST
- Men’s 100m breaststroke final: Monday July 26, 03:12 BST
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Adam Peaty: Where can I watch it?
The BBC broadcasts the Tokyo Olympics in the UK so fans can watch Peaty for free live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.
Eurosport owns the main rights for Europe and a stream can be watched through their channels with a paid subscription.
talkSPORT will have regular updates from Tokyo throughout the Games while talkSPORT.com will also bring you all the action and reaction from Japan.
Adam Peaty: What was said?
Peaty: “Going into the Games now is a very different atmosphere for me in terms of preparing for Rio being very different from preparing now.
“I feel very relaxed, very experienced. I know when to control my emotions, I know when to ignite the fury, I know when to ignite precision.
“I can flip the switch, I can be exactly as I need to be in order to hopefully get the best performance possible.
“But other than that, I can control my emotions even better now because I’ve been doing it for a while.
“Thanks to covid, I have learned so much about myself and the sport that I just enjoy this process now.”
10 Team GB stars who should shine in Tokyo
Having jumped under 57 seconds and clocking the 20 fastest times in history, Peaty seems virtually certain to defend his title in the 100 breaststroke – more than likely with a new world record on top. Such is the extent of his dominance that his rivals are already resigned to fighting for money.
The Edinburgh shooter heads to Tokyo as the reigning world number one and 50m supine world champion, and a solid medal bet in the women’s 3 × 50 rifle event. McIntosh, who will also compete in the 10m air rifle, also won Britain’s first World Cup gold in 2019.
Dina asher smith
Already the fastest Briton in history, Asher-Smith is used to rising to the occasion and she’ll have to be in the shape of her life in Tokyo to face second-fastest American Gabby Thomas. the fastest in history. in the 200m at the US trials, and veteran Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce who did the same in the 100m in Kingston.
McCormack has proven to be a class apart from most of his Olympic rivals during this extended cycle and will start off as a clear favorite for gold in welterweight boxing. His recent victory over Russian Andrey Zamkovoy – who denied him world gold in 2019 – was a clear sign of his intention to go all the way in the Japanese capital.
Jason and Laura Kenny
History is at the rendezvous for the golden couple of cycling in Tokyo. Laura Kenny is one spot behind Dame Katherine Grainger’s five gold medals on the all-time national list, while Jason currently has seven Olympic medals, one short of Sir Bradley Wiggins’ career total of eight. with every chance that the two records are at least matched.
After winning two amazing gold medals in Rio, Whitlock focused on his favorite tree for Tokyo. Despite his recent downfall on his return to competition at the European Championships, the 28-year-old will start as the favorite – but could be pushed to the limit by rising Irish star Rhys McClenaghan.
Brown, who turns 13 this month, will become Britain’s youngest summer Olympian when she takes part in the skateboard park competition. But the young prodigy has every chance of winning a medal, having qualified in third place and having also won a bronze medal at the World Championships in Sao Paulo in 2019.
Glover won back-to-back rowing gold medals with Heather Stanning in 2012 and 2016 before retiring to start a family. Tempted to initiate a comeback, Glover and her new partner Polly Swann rushed to European gold in April, raising the prospect of a remarkable third medal for the 35-year-old in Japan.
Jones was a teenager when she won her first Olympic gold medal in taekwondo in London 2012, and continued her triumph in Rio four years later. Now 28 and also the reigning world champion, Jones is a big favorite to win an unprecedented third consecutive Olympic title.