Adam Peaty: ‘My trunks once ripped on the starting blocks when I was a teenager’

The Olympic swimmer and author of The Gladiator Mindset on what he owes his parents and the time he went off a cliff

Born in Staffordshire, Adam Peaty, 27, became a world, European and Commonwealth champion swimmer. At the 2016 Olympics in Rio, he broke his own world record in the 100m breaststroke final and claimed Team GB’s first gold medal. In last summer’s Tokyo Olympics, he won two golds and a silver. He is the world record-holder for the 50m and 100m breaststroke. Last year, he competed in Strictly Come Dancing and released a motivational book, The Gladiator Mindset. He lives in Leicestershire with his partner, Eiri Munro, and their son.

What is your greatest fear?
Becoming stagnant.

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