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Adam Peaty: Civic reception in Uttoxeter to celebrate swimmer's Commonwealth Games success

By Uttoxeter Post and Times  |  Posted: August 22, 2014

By Jenny Moody

Commonwealth champion Adam Peaty arrives back home in Uttoxeter

Commonwealth champion Adam Peaty arrives back home in Uttoxeter

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A CIVIC reception is set welcome back Uttoxeter's golden boy Adam Peaty as he returns home with five medals in less than a month.

Uttoxeter mayor Karen Haberfield and Ron Clarke, mayor of East Staffordshire, will host the reception at Uttoxeter Town Hall from 6pm on Saturday, September 27 to congratulate the 19-year-old swimming legend, of Byrds Lane, on his success.

The event will include the opportunity for residents to congratulate him on the success as he will do a walk along the High Street from 7pm.

Mr Peaty's success has continued to grow since taking home two gold medals and one silver at the Commonwealth Games.

The teenager now has two more gold medals to add to his collection after swimming for Great Britain at the European Aquatics Championships in Berlin.

He won the latest medals in the 100 metre breaststroke final, beating his teammate Ross Murdock in the process, and as part of the mixed medley relay team.

A spokesman for the reception told the Post and Times that the event was to 'celebrate his magnificent achievement' at the games in Glasgow.

It was here that he broke the British and Commonwealth records in the men's 100 metre breaststroke and the medley relay as well as winning a silver in the men's 50 metre backstroke.

The spokesman said: "The whole borough is very proud of Adam and this will be an ideal opportunity for the people of the Uttoxeter area to show their support and extend congratulations to Adam when he makes the walk along the High Street.

"Please come along to celebrate Adam's achievements, wave the flag and help make the occasion one to remember."

A meeting is also set to be held between the four councillors representing Uttoxeter on East Staffordshire Borough Council with Robert Hardwick and council leader Julian Mott to discuss plans to name the Uttoxeter Leisure Centre after Mr Peaty when it reopens in January.

The idea was proposed by Uttoxeter MP Andrew Griffiths and has been gathering support on social networking sites Facebook and Twitter.

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