ADAM Peaty signed off from the 2018 European Championships with a fourth gold medal by leading the Great Britain men’s 4x100m relay team swim to victory.
It was achieved with the support of Nick Pyle, James Guy and 200m freestyle champion Duncan Scott and added to Adam’s earlier successes in the 50m and 100m breaststroke and the 4x100m mixed medley relay.
The 23 year old Olympic gold medal winner now has an incredible dozen European titles to his name after assisting Team GB to come away from Scotland with nine golds to their name. It matches GB’s previous best haul in Berlin in 2014.
Adam’s personal twelfth Euro title means he surpasses Fran Hassall as Great Britain’s most successful European Championship swimmer.
The ex-Painsley College, Cheadle student, who was brought up in Uttoxeter, told BBC: “The crowd go going and I knew I just had to hold my ground and get it back to these guys.
“A massive shout to Nicholas Pye who stepped up and hopefully in two years time he’ll a bit more muscle.”
Adam’s presence at the championships was made complete when he was presented with a trophy for LEN’s athlete of the year.
It will be something more for his initial club, Dove Valley ASC, in Uttoxeter, to celebrate.
It was where Adam was first introduced to swimming at a very early age – an experience which helped him get over his initial fear of water.