Great Britain Takes First Gold Medal As Adam Peaty Breaks World Record

Thanks to swimmer, Adam Peaty, Great Britain have scooped up their first gold medal of the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The 21-year-old won the 100 metre breaststroke whilst breaking the new world-record that he had previously set the day before.

He stormed the final in 57.13 seconds, beating second-place South AfricanCameron van der Burgh and won Britain its first men’s gold in swimming in decades.

After winning, he said:

“I did it for my country because that means so much to me.”

Shortly later,Team GB’s Jazz Carlin took silver in the 400 metre Woman’s freestyle.

Peaty said that he took the first 50 metres easy, before giving it all he had for the final stretch. Giving a thumbs up and singing the national anthem as he received his medal, he said:

I want to thank the whole of Britain, my country, the Royal family and everything that makes me proud to be British.

“I wasn’t scared of anyone, it was complete tunnel vision. I am just so happy for British Swimming now, for Team GB because it’s the first gold of the games and what better than to come from swimming.”

Meanwhile, Adam’s nan, Mavis, has been tweeting away like it’s going out of fashion…

Congratulations Adam. You’ve made us (and your nan) crazy proud!

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