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Commonwealth Games: Adam Peaty wins 50m breaststroke title; Olivia Breen, Joe Fraser secure golds | News News


Adam Peaty put the disappointment of a fourth-place finish in the 100m breaststroke behind him with a gold medal in the 50m; Sky Sports Scholar Olivia Breen stunned the field in the women’s T37/T38 100m final; fellow Scholar Joe Fraser completed his Games with a third gold in gymnastics

Last Updated: 02/08/22 9:34pm

Adam Peaty let his emotions out after securing the 50m title

Adam Peaty ended a rollercoaster few days at the Commonwealth Games on a high note as he claimed gold in the men’s 50m breaststroke final.

Peaty’s eight-year unbeaten run at the 100m distance ended on Sunday and he reflected he had expected too much of himself on his comeback from a broken foot he suffered in a training accident 10 weeks ago.

But he warned his rivals he was like a cornered lion ready to “bite” back and duly claimed the only major gold medal missing from his vast collection after touching the wall first in 26.76 seconds.

“I’m a much happier man. I had two options this morning, I either fight or I don’t. If anyone knows me, I fight,” he told the BBC.

“That means so much to me, the time I don’t care about, but it means so much to me what I’ve been through over the last few months, the last year, the last five years…

“I lost my spark and to have it back now [means a lot]. This is what it is about. Mel, my coach, said to me this morning ‘what would a kid do? What would you do when you were younger?’. So, I’m very happy.”

Olivia Breen thrived on the Commonwealth Game stage at the Alexander Stadium

Olivia Breen thrived on the Commonwealth Game stage at the Alexander Stadium

Earlier on Tuesday evening, Sky Sports Scholar Olivia Breen won a gold medal for Wales in the women’s T37/T38 100m.

Breen produced a stunning performance to run down defending champion Sophie Hahn and win in a time of 12.82. The medal was Wales’ third gold of the Games and the first track and field medal to be awarded in Birmingham.

Breen continued the gold medal rush of Sky Sports Scholars after Joe Fraser’s stunning Commonwealth Games in the gymnastics at Arena Birmingham.

Fraser’s final day of competition on Tuesday saw him win England’s first gold in the men’s parallel bars with a score of 15.000.

The 23-year-old had previously inspired England’s team gold, before triumphing in the pommel horse final too.

Fraser has shown outstanding resilience to just take part in these Games, after overcoming a ruptured appendix five weeks ago and a fractured foot just three weeks ago.

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