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10 things you (probably) didn't know about Britain's new Olympic hero Adam Peaty

So there you have it, Britain has its first 2016 Olympic gold medal and with it a new home-grown hero in the trimmed figure of Adam Peaty.

Smashing the 100m breaststroke world record twice in as many days (clocking a impressive 57.13 seconds in his final race), he’s emerged as one of the biggest names in the pool, who could dominate the event for years to come.

While his super fan Nan, Mavis, might be helping to give us an insight into our new Olympic champ, here are some lesser known facts about the 21-year-old from Uttoxeter, Staffordshire.

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