Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games – Swimming – Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay – Final – Tokyo Aquatics Center – Tokyo, Japan – August 1, 2021. Britain’s Adam Peaty in action REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

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June 16 (Reuters) – Three-time Olympic swimming champion Adam Peaty faces a race against time to be fit for the next Commonwealth Games, but the 27-year-old says he has the training and the experience behind him to return to full fitness for Birmingham.

England’s Peaty, an eight-time world champion and holder of the 50m and 100m breaststroke world titles, has withdrawn from this month’s world championships after breaking his right foot in the gym in May. Read more

Peaty will have little time to prepare for July 28-August. 8 games after his time in a protective boot is over.

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“When I get out of the boot I’ll have four and a half weeks – that’s not long at all to properly prepare for a championship, but if somebody can do it, I can do it,” Peaty said. at the Daily Courier on Thursdays.

“It’s not arrogant – I’m just confident. I know I have the fitness, I know I have the experience, I know I have 17 years of hard training behind me. He s It’s just about whether I can ease my feet in terms of technique.

“We’re probably looking at 80% probability now, but right now we’re living between what each analysis says.”

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Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford

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