Adam Peaty’s ‘price of fame’: Adoring fans and a stranger’s hug


In the pool, Briton Adam Peaty is the world’s fastest breaststroke swimmer over 50m. But, outside of it, the 19-year-old Derby-born teenager is still trying to catch up with his newfound fame.

In town for the inaugural Prudential Singapore Swim Stars last Friday, he said: “I went to the post office (back in England) the other day, and a woman just came up to hug me. And I was like, ‘Who is this?’

“I’m certainly starting to get noticed now. People congratulating me on the streets, saying ‘hi’. I guess you can call it the price of fame.”

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