JONATHAN MCEVOY IN RIO: Adam Peaty, who said he started life without privilege and hated water as a boy, has become the first British gold medallist of Rio 2016 by destroying his own world record.
100m Breaststroke World Record breaker, Team GB swimmer Adam Peaty
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Peaty, who was once scared of the water, swam the breaststroke faster than anyone else in history – and in the most important race of his life as his adoring girlfriend Anna Zair looked on.
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The first day of swimming at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Centre went well for Team GB's Adam Peaty, (pictured) who broke his own world record as he reached the final of the 100m breaststroke in 57.55 seconds