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.
As a toddler, he had an irrational fear of water
He was a very late bloomer
Enjoys shooting an air rifle
Still lives at home
He wakes up at 4.30am and goes to bed at 8pm
He’s a big grime fan
His gold could be down to his barber…
And that’s not the only reason he goes to that barber…
It’s not the first time he’s smashed a world record
His super fan nan Mavis is a retired biscuit factory worker
Explains why she’s so - ahem – nice.
Well you have done it @adam_peaty you have made it, your hard work paid off. Congratulations to you and @massivemel. So proud love Nan x