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Peaty defies gravity with power press up

Uttoxeter's Adam Peaty won Britain's first medal of the 2016 Rio Olympics by taking gold in the men's 100 metres breaststroke on Sunday.

Just days ahead of his big win the 21 year-old posted this slow motion video of himself. It shows him effortlessly performing a push-up which involved lifting his whole body into mid air and clapping his hands, before landing in a perfect push up position yet again.

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Prime Minister congratulates Adam Peaty on Rio gold

Uttoxeter's Adam Peaty Credit: PA

Prime Minister Theresa May has congratulated Uttoxeter's Adam Peaty on taking gold in the men's 100 metres breaststroke at the Rio Olympics.

Theresa said:

Many congratulations to Adam Peaty and Jazz Carlin for winning Team GB's first medals at Rio 2016 this morning.

I hope their success will inspire many more of the UK's world class team to fulfil their potential and bring home a medal, just as all those who are competing for the UK in Rio are an inspiration to many more youngsters back home.

This coming fortnight reminds us all that with the right support, determination and dedication you can get as far as your talents will take you. The whole country wishes the team good luck and great success. We are proud of you.

– Prime Minister Theresa May

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'I'm as proud as punch' says Adam's #OlympicNan

Uttoxeter's Adam Peaty's record-breaking golden swim at Rio 2016 was greeted by screams of delight - and a series of tweets - at his nan's Staffordshire bungalow home.

Internet sensation Mavis Williams had stayed up late to see her grandson make history in the 100m breakstroke final.

The self-proclaimed #OlympicNan - who has gained more than 3,500 followers on Twitter - joined tweeting British sports fans across the nation in remaining #UpAtThreeForAdamPeaty.

Adam Peaty's 'overwhelming' send off for Rio 2016

Uttoxeter swimmer Adam Peaty had an 'overwhelming' send off last night, as he made his way to Rio for this year's Olympic games.

Peaty set the 100 metres breaststroke world record of 57.92 seconds in London in April 2015 in qualifying for the World Championships in Kazan, which he won.

He is the only man to have ever dipped beneath 58secs in the event.

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