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First Gold in Rio for Team GB

First Gold in Rio for Team GB

Team GB has scooped its first gold medal in the Rio Olympics. Young swimmer Adam Peaty claimed the team’s first win yesterday, breaking his own world record at the same time. Not bad for a lad who was scared of a water as a little boy!

He also ended Britain’s 28-year wait for a men’s Olympic swimming title. “I did it for my country and that means so much for me,” Peaty told the BBC [LINK-]. Peaty’s win proved lucky as minutes later Jazz Carlin took silver in the women’s 400 freestyle.

An unlikely star of Peaty’s achievement is the 21-year-old’s proud gran who has become something of an internet sensation herself after posting a series of supportive messages on Twitter. Mavis Williams, 74, has gained hundreds of followers after describing herself in her Twitter bio as “Proud Nan to a World Champion Breaststroker”. Apparently, her only goal was to get more Twitter followers than Adam’s mum Caroline. What a lovely grandma you have there, Adam!

Britain ended day two of the Games in eighth place in the medal table. We hope Adam's win is the first of many gold medals!

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