Tokyo 2020: Adam Peaty says strong ‘beliefguided mixed medley team to new WR

ADAM PEATY reckons Team GB’s immense ‘beliefwas the catalyst for them setting a new world record in the mixed medley.

Team GB took gold this morning in the final of the inaugural mixed 4×100 medley at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.

Team GB celebrate winning gold in the 4x100 medley final

Team GB celebrate winning gold in the 4×100 medley finalCredito: Rex
James Guy, Adam Peaty and Kathleen Dawson roar with delight as Anna Hopkin crosses the finish line

James Guy, Adam Peaty and Kathleen Dawson roar with delight as Anna Hopkin crosses the finish lineCredito: Alamy

Kathleen Dawson, James Guy, Anna Hopkin and Torboso turned in tremendous individual swims to finish the race in three minutes and 37.58 secondi.

A delighted Peaty told the BBC: “One word has changed the whole British teambelief.

We believe we can win, we believe we can get world records.

If you have belief you can build everything around that and we showed that tonight.

Ha aggiunto: “Mel was just trying to keep me as calm as I can. I get a bit carried away especially when it’s for the team.

That just proves that tomorrow is going to be another good race but right now it’s amazing to be a part of these amazing women and Jimmy.

An elated Dawson said: “I was swimming my own race and it didn’t matter if it was against men or women.

We believe we can win, we believe we can get world records

Adam Peaty

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The victory was a sweet one for Guy, who was forced to pull out of the 100m fly race.

Egli ha detto: “Pulling out of the 100m flyit really hurt me doing that.

I probably could have medalled this morning with that split there but it paid off.

Gold medal, world recordcan’t beat that, especially with that team.

Hopkin held her nerve in the final leg of the race to ensure Team GB took gold in the mixed event.

The 25-year-old said: “I was trying not to think about (American Caeleb Dressel chasing her down) è.

I was trying not to think about how far ahead we were from them.

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It’s just irrelevant when you’re in the wateryou’ve just got to race.

When I turned I saw I still had a good bit of water in front of me and I just went for it.

It’s an amazing feeling and privilege to be in this team.

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