Three gold medals for Team GB on day three of the Olympics, as Peaty and Daley triumph.
On the third day of the Tokyo Olympics, Team GB won three gold medals.
Team GB had a fantastic third day, dubbed “Magic Monday,” in the Tokyo Olympics, winning three golds and two silvers to bring their total medal tally to seven. The United Kingdom is in fifth place in the medal tally, with Japan ahead of the United States at the top.
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After stating that he has spent the previous 18 months “nearly in the dark,” Adam Peaty kicked off Great Britain’s gold medal surge in Tokyo and hopes that his victory can improve the nation’s spirits.
Peaty made history by becoming the first British swimmer to successfully defend an Olympic title, winning the men’s 100-meter breaststroke final in 57.37 seconds, the fifth fastest time in the event’s history.
For a moment, his coronation looked certain because he is not only unbeaten in big contests over the distance in the last seven years, but his personal best of 56.88s is over a second faster than anyone else in history.
On a remarkable Monday for Team GB, the 26-year-old, who was led to gold by diving combination Tom Daley and Matty Lee and cycling Tom Pidcock, admitted the Covid-19 pandemic has brought its own set of obstacles.
“Sport has an extraordinary capacity to motivate people and an amazing motivator for people in Britain this morning waking up who have been through a difficult time,” Peaty added.
“For the past 18 months, every single day has been virtually completely dark. Covid has taken away a lot of the joy. We’ve been at home for quite some time.
“If you put it into a percentage, we spend 99.9% of our days in the dark, looking for a ray of light, and the 0.01 percent was that performance. That is why I devote so much time and effort to what I do.
“Hopefully this is a spark for not only Team GB but also the people back home to shift gears and say we’ve had a difficult time, there’s been a lot of moaning, a lot of excuses, just bad stuff, but you’ve got to switch.”Brinkwire Summary News”.