Staffordshire’s swimming superstar Adam Peaty has taken Gold in the 50m breaststroke at the Commonwealth Games, with a time of 26.76.
The gutsy swim saw him bounce back from disappointment in the 100m breaststroke. The win means Peaty, from Uttoxeter, now has every swimming gold in the 50m and 100m breaststroke.
The 26-year-old swimmer from Uttoxeter started his swimming career at the Dove Valley Swimming Club in the town.
Staffordshire County Council Cabinet Member for Communities Victoria Wilson congratulated Adam on his most recent achievement. She said: “Adam Peaty is no stranger to winning gold medals, but to do it so close to home is phenomenal. He is a truly remarkable sportsman who continues to show just how talented he is.
“Adam continues to make us proud with every achievement, and is a great role model for young people, especially the tenacity he has shown coming back from a broken foot and his sheer determination to win. It just shows what hard work and dedication can achieve, and I know that there will be young people in Staffordshire that will have been inspired by Adam, who is a fantastic role model.
“The whole of Staffordshire has behind Adam in all of his events—as they have been with all the Staffordshire athletes competing in the Commonwealth Games—and I have no doubt our county will be enjoying more sporting successes as the Games continue.”