Rebecca Adlington, a double Olympic gold medallist, believes that Adam Peaty will have been caught off guard by his surprise win, as his primary focus is on peaking at the Olympics. She spoke about this on BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast and expressed her confidence in Peaty’s ability to achieve his goals.
Adlington believes that Peaty is well-positioned to succeed and wants to peak in the summer for the upcoming Games. While he may be seen as the poster boy of the sport, she emphasized that there are other fantastic medallists on the British team, including Matt Richards, Tom Dean, and Duncan Scott. Adlington stated that people are rooting for Peaty to succeed but also acknowledged that the other swimmers deserve more credit for their remarkable achievements.
Without Adam Peaty leading the charge, the other swimmers would likely become the poster boys of the sport. Adlington underscored this point when she spoke about how talented and capable all members of the British swimming team are. She expressed her confidence in their ability to perform at a high level during the Olympics.