Adam Peaty breaks silence on psychological well being after shock Commonwealth Video games defeat

Georgia Brown

Olympic gold-medallist Adam Peaty has opened up about his psychological well being after a shock defeat on the Commonwealth Video games 2022 on Sunday noticed the 27-year-old lose his first race in eight years.

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The previous Strictly Come Dancing star divided followers after giving an explosive post-race interview following his 100m breaststroke defeat, by which he got here fourth. Chatting with the BBC, the father-of-one criticised the setup of the starter block on the Commonwealth Video games, saying: “They actually need to do one thing concerning the starter, it’s getting ridiculous now.”

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WATCH: Adam Peaty reacts to 100m breaststroke defeat on the Commonwealth Video games

Adam went on to say he was “not bothered” concerning the 50m semi-final on Monday night, main followers to model the reigning Olympic champion as “disrespectful” and “smug” on Twitter.

Taking to Twitter to reply, Adam penned a candid message to his 144k followers. “Grateful for all of the assist[ive] messages I’m getting in the intervening time.

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Adam opened up about an “extremely exhausting time” 

“It has been an extremely exhausting time the previous few months however principally the previous few days. Typically within the warmth of the second my feelings higher me and I can’t converse with a transparent thoughts.”

He continued: “These championships imply loads to me being a house recreation however I’ve to suppose greater image to maintain my spirits excessive. It actually, actually isn’t simple. My final Commonwealth Video games race might be tomorrow.”

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Earlier than the swimmer restricted replies on the publish, he was met with a flurry of assist from followers who have been fast to reply to his heartfelt tweet with messages of encouragement for the ultimate race.

Adam additionally acquired a flurry of assist on Instagram. Fellow Strictly star Neil Jones wrote: “Go present all of them,” whereas Zoe Ball commented: “GOOD LUCK CHAMP.”

The Group GB swimmer stated Tuesday might be his last Commonwealth Video games race

“Wanting robust in thoughts and physique Adam. Wishing you a lot success” added a 3rd fan.

Adam has since made it clear that he shouldn’t be written off within the last. He stated: “You again a lion right into a nook, they’re going to chew. I’m backed right into a nook now however I’m OK with that.”

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