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Adam Peaty

Post by White Goodman » Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:58 am

I know it's a minority sport so people often won't consider its athletes the greatest in the same way they might say, a footballer, who is more visible but **** me , Adam Peaty must be the best athlete the UK has EVER produced.

24 years old, unbeaten in the 100m breast stroke in 5 years , smashing records almost every time he steps into the pool. Just added another World Championship to his already massive list of medals

For me it is the manner in which he is doing it too. He is not just beating his opposition , he is totally crushing them into a fine powder.

His win in the WC 100m was more than a second ahead of the silver medal winner.

A staggering physical specimen

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Re: Adam Peaty

Post by Clacton-ammer » Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:30 am

No diggity, no doubt, the man is a MACHINE!

Agreed, one of our greatest ever athletes but due to the sport goes somewhat under the radar.

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Re: Adam Peaty

Post by Tenbury » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:34 pm

White Goodman wrote:Adam Peaty must be the best athlete the UK has EVER produced.
That's some claim, but thinking about it,you're absolutely right.

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Re: Adam Peaty

Post by White Goodman » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:43 am

I'm a bit of a Peaty fanboy but good article here

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Holds the 14 fastest times in history over 100m and his halfway split at the Rio games was fast enough for a medal in EVERY major championship 50m race held to that point

Sad that he'll never really get the global recognition that he deserves

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Re: Adam Peaty

Post by westham,eggyandchips » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:48 am

White Goodman wrote: Adam Peaty must be the best athlete the UK has EVER produced.
Not sure about "Ever" in terms of athlete. Mr Daley Thompson and Sir Steven Redgrave might just pip him to that title.

But what a swimmer!? Definitely the best we've ever produced.

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Re: Adam Peaty

Post by White Goodman » Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:04 am

Yeah , all about opinions but I think by the time he is done , even Redgrave etc and our other greats, won't have a comparable record.

Although he won't get to Redgrave's Olympic medal total

I used to row at quite a high level and have a soft spot for Redgrave but to put it mildly , Matt Pinsent by anyone's definition was an absolute brute in the boat.

Redgrave latterly always had that on his side

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Post by Bend it like Repka » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:58 am

I have to say I'm not really interested in swimming as a sport, but it's clear from the stats Peaty is exceptional.

On a separate point, since the protests over the Chinese swimmer, ("I won you lost" - nice guy) I read up on the issues over FINA and their apathy to drug cheats. How are they allowed to be so behind cycling and athletics?

By all accounts the Chinese swimmer only got a 3 month ban for an offence, and then is being allowed to compete after his mum took a hammer to a blood sample. Madness.

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Re: Adam Peaty

Post by fjthegrey » Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:11 am

Pound for pound, I don't disagree.

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Post by Eggs'n'nuts » Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:53 pm

Fantastic achievement and a fantastic athlete.

Hopefully he'll be in the nominations for Sports personality of the year next time.

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Re: Adam Peaty

Post by jacko » Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:06 am

Miles metter than Redgrave. Now that IS a minority sport. How many people ever get in a rowing boat.

Peaty is a legendy.

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Re: Adam Peaty

Post by westham,eggyandchips » Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:29 am

jacko wrote: How many people ever get in a rowing boat.
Thousands. Not sure what relevance that has on anything?

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Re: Adam Peaty

Post by jastons » Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:55 pm

How does Peaty compare with the likes of Thorpe or Phelps?

I don't follow swimming closely but his record does look good.

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Re: Adam Peaty

Post by White Goodman » Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:28 am

Doesn't have the versatility of either but in his event is destroying records by bigger margins than either of them . Is about as untouchable in his main event as any athlete on earth right now and has been for years

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Re: Adam Peaty

Post by Toulouse_Iron » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:26 pm

jacko wrote:Miles metter than Redgrave. Now that IS a minority sport. How many people ever get in a rowing boat.

Peaty is a legendy.
Behave.
Golds (and one bronze) in 5 consecutive Olympic games, 9 golds, 2 silvers and a bronze ( over a 13 year period) at the world championships, one indoor world title and 3 commonwealth golds in the same games (1986);
In an endurance sport....
Peaty is an absolute monster, I'm not belittling him at all BTW.

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