Adam Peaty secures Olympics place

Adam Peaty secures Olympics place
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Adam Peaty books his spot at the Rio Olympics by winning gold in the 100m breaststroke at the British Swimming Championships.

Adam Peaty has admitted that he is "relieved" to have secured his spot at this summer's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after a convincing display at the British Swimming Championships in Glasgow.

The 21-year-old cruised to gold in the 100m breaststroke with a time of 58.41s on a night that also saw James Guy and Hannah Miley claim places in Team GB.

"I'm relieved to have booked my spot. Since September after the Worlds it has been in the back of mind that I've still got to qualify and I know what these guys are like, they are fast. I never took that for granted but thankfully my training has helped out," Peaty told The Guardian afterwards.

"I know that wasn't anywhere near my best, though. I'm glad I came first but 58.4... well, it was better than the time I recorded when I won the worlds but I know what went wrong in that race. Hopefully next time I'm going to be out a little bit faster and come back a bit stronger."

Peaty will now go on to compete in the 200m breaststroke on Friday.

Adam Peaty celebrates setting a world record in the men's 50m breaststroke at the World Aquatics Championships on August 4, 2015
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