JONATHAN MCEVOY IN RIO: Adam Peaty, who said he started life without privilege and hated water as a boy, has become the first British gold medallist of Rio 2016 by destroying his own world record.
Adam Peaty took Team GB from sixth to first in a heroic leg, but the lead didn't last
100m Breaststroke World Record breaker, Team GB swimmer Adam Peaty
Peaty, who was once scared of the water, swam the breaststroke faster than anyone else in history – and in the most important race of his life as his adoring girlfriend Anna Zair looked on.
The first day of swimming at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Centre went well for Team GB's Adam Peaty, (pictured) who broke his own world record as he reached the final of the 100m breaststroke in 57.55 seconds
August 8 2016 - Adam Peaty brought it home for Team GB last night at Rio2016
Adam PeatyVerified account @adam_peaty 10h10 hours ago Rio de Janeiro, Brazil OLYMPIC CHAMPION
Have you been watching the Olympics? Team GB have their first gold thanks to Adam Peaty in the swimming! Good luck to all the rest of Team GB in the games and in the Paralympics too
Adam Peaty wins swimming gold in WR time for Team GB