Adam Peaty MBE
Adam Peaty MBE is a British competitive swimmer who specialises in the breaststroke. He won the gold medal in the 100 metre breaststroke at the 2016 Olympics, the first by a male British swimmer in 24 years. He is the current holder of the world record in 50 metre and 100 metre breaststroke events. Peaty is the 2016 Olympic Champion, an eight-time World Champion, a twelve-time European Champion and a three-time Commonwealth Champion. He has broken world records 13 times and currently holds three world records in the 100 metre breaststroke (long course and short course) and the 50 metre breaststroke , becoming the first man to swim under 26 seconds for the 50 metre breaststroke and the first to swim the 100 metre breaststroke under both 58 and 57 seconds.
Peaty was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to swimming. His first book, THE GLADIATOR MINDSET: TEN STEPS TO ACHIEVE THE IMPOSSIBLE, was published by Quercus in November 2021.
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