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Uttoxeter's Adam Peaty is defending two individual golds and one team title at the World Championships in Budapest

Staffordshire record-breaker Adam Peaty is “inspirational” and a role model for young people

Olympic champion Adam Peaty’s record-breaking defence of his World Championship titles is being celebrated in his home county of Staffordshire.

Less than 24 hours after retaining the 100m breaststroke title in Budapest, the 22-year-old broke his own world record time in today’s heats of the 50m breaststroke, clocking 26.1 seconds.

Staffordshire County Council’s Leader Philip Atkins said:

Congratulations to Adam, his family and his team for making Staffordshire and Uttoxeter proud again.

In recent years Adam has won Olympic titles, World titles and set several world records, but the drive and determination he’s showing to maintain the intensity of his training and stay the best in the world is inspirational.”

The Uttoxeter swimmer will be bidding to retain the golds he won in Russia in 2015 in the 50m breaststroke final on Wednesday and the 4x100m medley later in the week.

Philip Atkins added:

Everyone in Staffordshire will be cheering him on. We’ve known him since he was a young swimmer at Dove Valley Swimming Club and we’re proud of his success.”