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BRING IT ON!

By Uttoxeter Advertiser  |  Posted: August 26, 2014

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ADAM Peaty claimed his SIXTH goal medal in less than a month and immediately looked to the future to say "Bring it on!"

Peaty claimed four gold medals – and broke a world record – at the European Championships in Berlin to help Great Britain top the medal table in their most successful event ever.

He helped Team GB to victory in the 4x100m medley relay and the mixed medley, as well as claiming top honours individually in the 50m breaststroke (after setting a world record 26.62 seconds in the semi-finals) and the 100m breaststroke.

Afterwards, he took to Twitter and said: "The end of the season has come but I cannot say how proud I am to be part of Great Britain.

"Faster, stronger and even more hungry next season.

"Bring it on!"

Though 2014 will live long in his memory, it is the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro which are now at the forefront of the Uttoxeter teenager's thoughts.

"There is no putting your feet up now, you've always got to keep working," said the 19-year-old.

"You always have younger ones on your toes, and in a few years I might have younger ones on my toes like I've been doing to other people.

"I think that's a good thing – it is going to keep you pushing and be good for Rio hopefully."

The existing 50m record of 26.67 seconds was set by rival Cameron van der Burgh of South Africa in July 2009, when swimmers were using performance-enhancing body suits.

"I looked at the scoreboard about five times before I knew I had broken it," Peaty said of his world record.

"I didn't expect this result even if I was close to the world record at the Commonwealth Games.

"It was not a perfect race due to my final touch, so I can still improve."

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