sport news Adam Peaty: I want to win at least 50 major medals

It's not entirely surprising that an athlete with an enormous lion tattooed on his shoulder has some rather bold goals for the remainder of his career.

In rough order, Adam Peaty revealed shortly after his arrival here in Australia that his three-pronged aim is to win at least 50 major medals, become the Usain Bolt of swimming and make some serious money.

Plainly, his sense of ambition wasn’t lost in the haze of jet lag, but the of Peaty is that he always delivers on the big words, which will almost certainly be the case again at the Commonwealth Games this week.

Adam Peaty has revealed he wants to win at least 50 major medals in his career

Adam Peaty has revealed he wants to win at least 50 major medals in his career

Of all the English prospectors who have headed out to the Gold Coast, the 23-year-old has the best track record of finding what he is looking for.

The haul currently stands at 26 medals, including 17 breaststroke golds at Olympic, World and European championships in a staggering run since his breakthrough at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

In that interim period, he has gone almost four years unbeaten in the long course 100 metres, producing the 11 fastest times in history at the distance and he is a huge favourite to win the 50m title as well.

Given his sheer domination of the two disciplines, a pair of golds here are almost guaranteed and there are also possibilities of him entering the 200m and the 4 x 100m medley.

Swimmer Peaty is almost guaranteed to add to his collection at the Commonwealth games

Swimmer Peaty is almost guaranteed to add to his collection at the Commonwealth games

Peaty could therefore tick off as many as four more medals in his longer-term aim of a swimming half-century.

‘I’m on 26 senior medals now in four years so anything above 50 would be pretty good,’ he said.

‘That is a massive feat to achieve but that is what keeps me really motivated. You have to have something that is really up there to push yourself every day, particularly in the winter months.

‘I am obsessed with increasing my performance year on year.’

It has reached the point with Peaty that his breaststroke dominance has invited comparisons to Bolt, whose only defeat in a major final between 2008 and 2016 was due

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