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

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

Peaty's eight-year unbeaten run at the 100m distance ended on Sunday with a fourth-placed finish in the final. He reflected after that 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."

Australia's Sam Williamson secured the silver medal with Scotland's Ross Murdoch taking the bronze medal.

Peaty now plans to take a rest from training before putting in a "winter block" to prepare himself for the forthcoming schedule and ultimately the Paris Olympics in 2024.

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