Adam Peaty’s X-rated live TV reaction to making Team GB history by retaining Olympic gold

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Adam Peaty twice dropped the 'F bomb' on live TV as he reacted to winning Team GB's first gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games on Monday.

The 26-year-old claimed victory in the 100m breaststroke after finishing in a time of 57.37 seconds – the fifth fastest of all time.

Peaty's win also sees him make history as he becomes the first Brit ever to retain an Olympic swimming medal.

He was visibly emotional after the race, punching the water and holding his arms aloft in celebration.

And when he was interviewed by the BBC he was unable to stop himself swearing as he reacted to what he had achieved.

Adam Peaty swore twice in his interview after the race

“It takes an athlete to be the best person on the day and who f***ing wants it more," Peaty said.

“It just means the world to me. I thought I had the best preparation but the morning finals changed everything and threw that out of the window.

“I felt the pressure but I needed to put myself on edge. You can do whatever you want in your own pool but when it comes to being out here it’s not about a time.

“I was racing myself. It wasn’t about the time but the race. I wanted it more. I know they are trying to get me but that’s where the training comes in.

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“It’s like the four minute mile – once one person does it others do it. Thanks to the nation for being behind me for five years and my family and my beautiful boy.

“I knew it was going to take every bit of energy and I’m just so f***ing relieved. Apologies for the swearing!”

His mum Caroline Peaty said on Twitter : "So glad that’s over, blood pressure must be through the roof.

"Our house was so quiet, we couldn’t breath. We are beyond proud, love u loads."

Dame Katherine Grainger, Chair, UK Sport, sent her congratulations to the new Olympic champion.

It was the 100th Gold Medal achieved by Team GB thanks to lottery funding.

She said: “Many congratulations to Adam Peaty for winning the first gold for Team GB at these Olympics. After the challenges of the last 18 months, it is an amazingly special achievement for Adam to become an Olympic champion again and make sports fans across the UK so proud.

“This gold medal is even more special because it is the 100th won by British athletes at the summer and winter Olympics since the creation of the World Class Progamme, funded by National Lottery players.”

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