Commonwealth Games: Why Adam Peaty is swimming's ultimate warrior

Adam Peaty possesses the world record for the 50m and 100m breaststroke and is unbeaten over the two-lap race since 2014. PHOTO: AFP
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SINGAPORE - When he was a toddler, Adam Peaty had a fear of water and baths after his older brothers Richard and Jamie told him sharks could come up through the plughole.

Years later, the Englishman has become the pool shark, always hungry, always on the hunt. This is what drives him to seek ever-lasting glory and he has named this quest, Project Immortal.

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