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England's Adam Peaty grateful for support from mentor Rebecca Adlington

Adam Peaty tells Sports Mole that he has received "great support" from his mentor Rebecca Adlington after he won Commonwealth Games gold.

Adam Peaty has expressed his gratitude towards mentor Rebecca Adlington after she congratulated the England swimmer on securing his first Commonwealth Games gold medal.

The 19-year-old stormed to victory in the 100m breaststroke final in Glasgow this evening, beating second-placed Cameron van der Burgh and 200m gold medallist Ross Murdoch, who collected bronze.

Former swimmer Adlington, who shed tears during a broadcast for BBC Sport after watching Peaty win gold, personally congratulated the Brit with a hug during his lap of honour.

"She's my mentor, so she provides things that I need to know before my race and how to approach certain areas of the race," Peaty told Sports Mole.

"She's been a great support - she sends me a few good luck messages, which really helps and the support is great from her."

Peaty also broke the Commonwealth Games record by winning the race in 58.94 seconds.

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Gold medallist Adam Peaty of England celebrates during the medal ceremony for the Men's 100m Breaststroke Final at Tollcross International Swimming Centre during day three of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 26, 2014
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CountryGold medalSilver MedalBronze MedalT
United StatesUnited States25292276
Great BritainGreat Britain14181547
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Wednesday's key events

· Team GB starlet Sky Brown - aged just 13 - takes part in the women's park event and has a realistic chance of picking up a medal too. Bombette Martin is Britain's other representative, while hosts Japan are among the favourites for gold (1am)

· Great Britain's women have more history in their sights heading into their semi-final against Netherlands - the team they beat in the 2016 gold medal match (2.30am)

· The men's 400m hurdles final on Tuesday will go down as one of the greatest Olympic races of all time, and the women will attempt to emulate that, with new world record holder Sydney McLaughlin of USA and Netherlands' Femke Bol the favourites for gold (3.30am)
· Nick Miller is Britain's representative in the men's hammer throw final (12.15pm)
· The men's 800m final could be a wide-open affair (1.05pm)
· A thrilling men's 200m final is in store as the likes of Andre de Grasse, Noah Lyles and 17-year-old sensation Erriyon Knighton bid to succeed Usain Bolt as Olympic champion (1.55pm)

· After a medal-laden day on the water on Tuesday, Great Britain will be looking for more success, starting with Luke Patience and Chris Grube in the men's 470-class medal race (6.33am)
· Team GB also have medal hopes in the women's event, with defending champion Hannah Mills looking to retain her crown alongside new teammate Eilidh McIntyre (7.33am)

· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Great Britain's Frazer Clarke faces Uzbekistan's Bakhodir Jalolov in the men's super heavyweight with a place in the gold medal bout up for grabs (7.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also guaranteed a medal, but will look to ensure that is either gold or silver as he takes on Cuba's Arlen Lopez in the light heavyweight final (7.35am)

· World records have been tumbling in the velodrome, and another could go in the men's team pursuit final as Italy - new world record holders themselves - face Denmark (10.06am)

· Three Brits have made into into the final of the men's jumping individual final, including fastest qualifier Ben Maher, who will bid to inherit compatriot Nick Skelton's Olympic crown (11am)

> Today's schedule in full
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