Take Home Gold!

Great Britain proudly takes home two Olympic medals including a first gold

Adam Peaty, 21-years-old

Adam Peaty won gold and Jazz Carlin took home a silver as Great Britain claims its first medals for this year’s Olympics.

21-year-old Peaty beat his own record winning the 100m breaststroke in 57.13 seconds. Carlin meanwhile secured a silver in women’s 400m freestyle.

Peaty interestingly had a fear of water as a child and is now the second British person to win gold for swimming since Adrian Moorhouse in 1988.

“I did it for my country and that means so much for me,” the City of Derby swimmer proudly said.

The swimmer’s grandmother Mavis tweeted her happiness over his win writing, “My Grandson has done it.”

Peaty was first a world record holder with a time of 57.92 seconds and has lowered it by 0.79. Carlin meanwhile missed gold to USA’s Katie Ledecky however the 25-year-old was delighted with her win.

“I can’t believe it. I’m on the edge of tears.

“I was in the pool room watching Adam and I had goosebumps on the block.

“To see your team-mate achieve a new world record and become an Olympic champion right before you swim definitely got me pumped up.”

Britain currently holds eighth place on the Olympic medal board with the USA in first place, China second and Australia third.


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