‘Preparing to Kick A**’ – Defending Olympic Champion’s Coach Slams Reporter With Savage Reply

Published 07/18/2021, 8:33 AM EDT
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 07: Adam Peaty of Great Britain celebrates winning gold and setting a new world record in the Men’s 100m Breaststroke Final on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)


The Tokyo Olympics 2020 is right around the corner. Preparations would be heating up in every camp. Swimming will be one of the most popular events this time, and British athlete Adam Peaty will put his 100m breaststroke title up for defense in Tokyo. Peaty is training hard for the upcoming Olympics, and his coach Melanie Marshall recently delivered a savage response to an inquisitive reporter. 

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Adam Peaty is aiming big for Tokyo Olympics 2020. He is looking to become the first British swimmer to retain an Olympic title. Peaty is in such good shape ahead of the Olympics and the media wants to get a glimpse of the routine the 26-year-old is following. 

Reporters will seek information about an athlete’s preparation ahead of a major event like the Olympics. Moreover, a highly reputed swimmer like Adam Peaty can hardly escape the media attention, but his coach Mel Marshall does a good job of protecting his privacy. Here’s an example. 

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Marshall shows the reporter no mercy with her reply. She was asked about Peaty’s training activity, but the former Olympian delivered a very different yet straightforward answer. That’s how deep they are locked in towards retaining the 100m breaststroke gold. 

Adam Peaty is confident of breaking his own world record at Tokyo Olympics 2020

Adam Peaty is really locked in ahead of Tokyo Olympics 2020. The Britisher holds two long course world records to his name; the 50m breaststroke and the 100m breaststroke. The 26-year-old is confident of breaking them and setting new ones in the future. 

“I don’t want to end my career and go ‘I should have done that, or I should have done this’. And while getting a world record is obviously very, very hard, it’s never impossible. I think it’s within my reach if I get my preparation right during these next six days,” Peaty said

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 07: Gold medalist Adam Peaty of Great Britain poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men’s 100m Breaststroke Final on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Why the odds are highly favoring Adam Peaty in the 100m breaststroke you might ask? His opponents are nowhere near his time and are yet to break 58. Peaty has not lost a professional 100m breaststroke race in the last seven years. 

These are just ridiculous facts, yet unbelievable. Adam Peaty is poised for a successful title defense at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 and there’s no stopping him.

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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