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Adam Peaty - Commonwealth Games hero welcomed back to Uttoxeter

By Uttoxeter Post and Times  |  Posted: July 30, 2014

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SWIMMER Adam Peaty was been welcomed back to his home town with open arms - proudly armed with his three winning medals.

The 19-year-old arrived at his home in Byrds Lane this afternoon to a crowd of his friends and family wanting to congratulate him on his Commonwealth Games success.

Banners adorned some of the houses and cars beeped and congratulated him as they drove past.

Mr Peaty told Uttoxeter News: "It is absolutely amazing. I can’t put it into words how I feel about all the events as well as the 50 metres. I woke up this morning after about half an hour sleep and was looking forward to coming home. I have been away for three weeks so it is great to be back on English soil.

"I definitely think this has inspired others to start swimming. I have had a few tweets from young and old people saying they will now get back in the water. It great that as well as being entertainment, it is acting as an inspiration to other people."

However, the teenager will not be giving himself a well earned break after his championship success as he revealed he is now preparing to get straight back into training.

He said: "I have no plans for celebrations yet as I want to get back on the training ready for European championships.

"I am not going to put any pressure on myself for the Olympics in 2016. I am just going to keep doing the work and training and hope I don’t get an injury or fall ill so I can just give it my best shot."

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