"I'm Liking The New Version Of Myself" Says Adam Peaty After 57.94 Performance

by 24britishtvApril 3, 2024, 4 p.m. 19
-


• Prelims at 10 am local (5 am EDT), Finals at 7 pm local (2 pm EDT)

Day one of the 2024 Aquatics GB Swimming Championships (Olympic Trials) saw 29-year-old Adam Peaty bust out his fastest 100m breaststroke time since 2021.

Nine years removed from breaking the world record for the first time at the London Aquatics Centre, Peaty crushed an outing of 57.94 to punch his ticket for this summer’s Olympic Games.

For Peaty, his performance is a culmination of his pursuit of self-reinvention after dealing with mental health issues over the past year.

Peaty reflected on his performance in light of what he’s overcome on his comeback journey.

“I’m not fully back, I’ve still got a second [to his world record of 56.88]! I’m always going to have that mindset, but I’ve got a healthy approach to it. A few years ago, I’d have come out of there disappointed.

The self-described emotional swimmer continued, “I’ve learned to appreciate the moments of greatness for myself, not even relative to the world. For me, that was a great swim, executed well – but the most promising thing is that I’m finding peace in the water now, instead of anger and just fighting it, and trying to win like that.

“I’m finding a new version of myself which I’m really liking, and I think that’s a version that can do really well at the Olympics.

“It’s been nearly 10 years since I went a 57.9 here [with his 2015 world record] – where does the time go?! Old people always say that, I never knew what they meant. I’m just getting more wisdom and more peace. I know that I’m incrementally getting better.”

Peaty’s 57.94 effort easily cleared the Aquatics GB-mandated selection standard of 59.45 for Paris.

The father of one now ranks as the #1 men’s 100m breaststroke in the world for 2024 and #2 on the season with only China’s dynamo Qin Haiyang ranked ahead of him.

You can watch Peaty’s Olympic Trials finals race here.

-

Related Articles

HOT TRENDS

Conor McGregor to make long-awaited UFC return

by 24britishtvApril 15, 2024, 4 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Owners of demolished Crooked House pub propose rebuilding it on new site

by 24britishtvApril 15, 2024, 4 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Roma game suspended after defender collapses

by 24britishtvApril 15, 2024, 3 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Late Villa goals dent Arsenal's title challenge

by 24britishtvApril 15, 2024, 2 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Midsomer Murders review — the killings aren’t sadistic enough

by 24britishtvApril 15, 2024, midnight2
HOT TRENDS

Olivier Awards 2024 with Mastercard nominations announced

by 24britishtvApril 14, 2024, 11 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Ndicka in 'good spirits' after Roma game abandoned

by 24britishtvApril 14, 2024, 11 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

The stats behind Leverkusen's unbeaten title run

by 24britishtvApril 14, 2024, 11 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Man Utd hold on to beat Chelsea and reach Wembley

by 24britishtvApril 14, 2024, 10 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Meet Europe’s Ryder Cup wonderkid Ludvig Aberg’s girlfriend Olivia Peet

by 24britishtvApril 14, 2024, 10 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Scottie Scheffler leads 2024 Masters going into final round

by 24britishtvApril 14, 2024, 9 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Max Holloway Earns $600,000 In Bonuses At UFC 300

by 24britishtvApril 14, 2024, 9 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

10: The big stories of the day, explained in 10 minutes

by 24britishtvApril 14, 2024, 9 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Follow live: EFL Awards

by 24britishtvApril 14, 2024, 9 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Watkins should win player of the season - Martinez

by 24britishtvApril 14, 2024, 8 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies tumble amid Middle East tensions

by 24britishtvApril 14, 2024, 8 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Alonso's Leverkusen win first-ever Bundesliga title

by 24britishtvApril 14, 2024, 8 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

United Women learn FA Cup final opponents

by 24britishtvApril 14, 2024, 7 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

by 24britishtvApril 14, 2024, 7 p.m.2