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Uttoxeter swimmer Adam Peaty vows to bounce back at Commonwealth Games

By Uttoxeter Post and Times  |  Posted: July 25, 2014


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ADAM Peaty said the disappointment of failing to produce his best on day one of Glasgow 2014 will only motivate him further with his preferred event still to come.

The 19-year-old Uttoxeter swmmer, appearing in his first Commonwealth Games, finished fourth, only 0.15 seconds outside the medals in an ultra-competitive men’s 200m breaststroke final.

Scotland’s Ross Murdoch took gold from the favourite, his team-mate and Olympic silver medallist Michael Jamieson, in a new Games record of 2:07.30 minutes, with Peaty 2.72 seconds further back, England’s Andrew Willis taking bronze ahead of him.

“I wanted to do well in the 200m but my main focus all season has been the 100m, it is what I’ve been training for,” said Peaty.

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