Adam Peaty wins gold for Team GB in 100m breaststroke at Tokyo Olympics.
There was never really a question mark about Adam Peaty’s gold, just whether it would be the first for Team GB.
And just as it had been in Rio de Janeiro, so it proved, the 26-year-old cementing his status as the greatest breaststroke swimmer of his generation – probably of all time – in another race against the clock.
This was as guaranteed a gold as there could be in Tokyo, certainly for Team GB and possibly across all countries and sports.
For those few lucky enough to be watching in person at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre and those committed enough to stay up after 3 am in the UK, the only race was against the clock.
And Arno Kamminga, the second quickest man of all time, kept him honest although his rival got the win more than half a second clear. Nicole Martinenghi took the bronze for Italy.