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The numbers behind Adam Peaty's remarkable career

The numbers behind Adam Peaty's remarkable career
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The 26-year-old became the first British male swimmer to win Olympic gold for 28 years at Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

Double world record holder Adam Peaty will be targeting more Olympic gold at Tokyo this summer.

Here the PA news agency looks at the extraordinary career of 26-year-old Peaty, the reigning men's 100 metre breaststroke Olympic champion, in numbers.

2 – Olympic medals, both won at Rio de Janeiro in 2016. He claimed silver in the 4 x 100m men's medley relay, as well as gold in the 100m breaststroke.

28 – years elapsed since Peaty became Great Britain's first men's Olympic champion after Adrian Moorhouse won gold in the 100m breaststroke in 1988.

Rio Olympic Games 2016 – Day Nine
Adam Peaty became Great Britain's first men's Olympic swimming champion for 28 years at Rio de Janeiro in 2016 (Owen Humphreys/PA)

8 – World Championship gold medals. Achieved 50m and 100m breaststroke double in 2015, 2017 and 2019 and part of two successful medley relay teams.

13 – times that Peaty has broken the world record.

56.88 – Peaty's 100m breaststroke world record, set at the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju. No other swimmer has broken 58 seconds.

20 – Peaty owns the top 20 all-time times in the 100m breaststroke.

25.95 – Peaty's 50m breaststroke world record, set at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest.

12 – European titles won at three Championships in 2014, 2016 and 2018.

Investitures at Buckingham Palace
Adam Peaty was awarded the MBE for services to swimming in 2017 (Yui Mok/PA)

25 – number of gold medals won at international meetings.

2017 – year Peaty was awarded an MBE for services to swimming.

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Olympic medal table header
CountryGold medalSilver MedalBronze MedalT
ChinaChina3014
ItalyItaly1102
JapanJapan1102
Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea1023
Ecuador flagEcuador1001
29  Great BritainGreat Britain0000
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SURFING
· Wave conditions permitting, surfing will make its Olympic debut (11pm-8.20am)

SKATEBOARDING
· Another debutant sport at this Olympics, most eyes will be on American Nyjah Huston in the men's street contest as he looks to add Olympic gold to his four world titles and 12 X-Games golds. (12.30am-5am)

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GYMNASTICS
· Already-legendary gymnast Simone Biles makes her first appearance of the Games in the women's qualifying event (2am-2pm)

SWIMMING
· The first swimming medals of the Games will be dished out, with home favourite Daiya Seto going for gold in the men's 400m individual medley (2.30am-4.20am)

CYCLING
· Lizzie Deignan is among the Team GB team looking for success in the women's road race (5am-9.30am)

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