Adam Peaty made a splash at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. The 22-year-old swimmer won the gold medal in the 100m breaststroke, becoming the first male British swimmer to do so in 24 years. It also marked Great Britain’s first gold medal, of 27, during the games. Not too shabby for someone who used to have a fear of water growing up.
It’s only fitting the sexy ginger graces one of the covers for Attitude magazine’s annual swimsuit issue. Check out another picture of the 6’3″ athlete below snapped by Daniel Jaems, along with quotes from the accompanying interview.
On His Physique
“I’ve got double-jointed knees… I’ve got hyper hyper-flexibility when my legs move sideways. So maybe that helps with breaststroke. Also, I’ve got enormous hands compared with most people so that helps. And my family – my dad and my brother – can put on muscle easily. To be able to grow muscle quickly is a big bonus.”
On His Fear Of Water Growing Up
“I used to go in with my mum, then crawl up her arm and do anything to get out of the water. Eventually, when I saw my mates were enjoying it, I relaxed a bit. But as a kid I didn’t even like having showers!”
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