VIDEO: Olympic Gold Medalist Adam Peaty LEAVES THE GROUND Doing Push-Ups

VIDEO: Olympic Gold Medalist Adam Peaty LEAVES THE GROUND Doing Push-Ups

To be an Olympic athlete, one must be dedicated. They must be willing to sacrifice and they must be incredibly fit. One such Olympic champion is gold medal-winner Adam Peaty. The young swimmer is so fit, in fact, that he recently demonstrated his physical prowess by doing push-ups where his pushing propelled him off the ground entirely. Check it out.

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From the Daily Mail:

He powered his way to Britain’s first gold medal at the Rio Olympics and into the hearts of the nation.

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Now 21-year-old swimming sensation Adam Peaty has shown off his impressive strength on Instagram in a video of him doing press-ups.

The athlete filmed himself performing a ‘Superman push-up’ where a person pushes themselves into mid-air from the traditional press-up position.

Peaty’s footage is shot in slow motion in front of a British flag and the medallist even added a clap in mid-air for good measure.

As previously reported, the swimmer from Uttoxeter ended Britain’s 28-year wait for a male gold medal in the sport after triumphing in the 100-metre breaststroke.

Peaty completed the race in 57.13, a second-and-a-half faster than his nearest competitors.

And waiting to congratulate him was Anna Zair, his 19-year-old girlfriend he met through the City of Derby Swimming Club 18 months ago, who threw herself into his arms and sealed the victory with a celebratory kiss.

‘I’m so pleased and proud of you,’ she told the man she calls her ‘spesh’.

To cap a sensational night for Team GB, Jazz Carlin also won silver in the 400m freestyle. The 25-year-old had nearly quit swimming after London 2012.

This morning, Prime Minister Theresa May congratulated the pair and urged young people in Britain to follow their example.

She said: ‘Many congratulations to Adam Peaty and Jazz Carlin for winning Team GB’s first medals at Rio 2016 this morning.

‘I hope their success will inspire many more of the UK’s world class team to fulfil their potential and bring home a medal, just as all those who are competing for the UK in Rio are an inspiration to many more youngsters back home.’

The Olympic crown completed a full set of medals for Peaty – he already has won two Commonwealth golds, eight European golds and three world golds plus three world records.

The 21-year-old swimmer managed only 30 minutes sleep due to the euphoria of securing TeamGB’s first gold at Rio 2016, but will now rest until he competes in the relay race later his week.

Recalling the moment she held Adam after his incredible win, girlfriend Anna Zair told MailOnline: ‘I just started crying. I was really bad when he won, I was in tears, I was very emotional but really happy.

The Rio win marks a remarkable transformation for Peaty in just four years and owes a lot to the London Olympics in 2012. His appearance here is one of the most positive legacies of that Games.

For he was preparing to go out and get drunk in a field with some friends when events in London were taking place.

Scrolling through his phone, he saw the results coming in from the Olympic pool and spotted the name of a friend, Craig Benson, which was the moment he said ‘changed everything’ for him and made him determined to compete at Rio.

Swimming conversations are banned at his home in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, where he still lives with Caroline and Mark.

It was Mrs Peaty who made many sacrifices to get him where he is, driving at 4.30am to get him to training in Derby. She would then go to work, and repeat the taxi exercise in the evening.

It had not been a promising start. Put in the bath as a toddler, he stood up and yelled.

At the local swimming pool his mother was so heartbroken by his screams that she asked a friend to look after him instead.

‘It was really hard going, I’d have given up many a time,’ Mrs Peaty recently told the Radio Times.

‘I’d get up at four in the morning, drive him 40 minutes to Derby, sit and wait two hours while he was training, or go to Tesco, then drive him back again and do a full day’s work as a nursery manager. Then we’d do it again in the evening.

‘I’ve always hated driving. My husband doesn’t drive, and I was so tired all the time.

‘But Adam’s willpower was stronger than mine and he’d say, ‘Come on Mum, no staying in bed’.’

The times in Rio come as a result of an exhaustive training regime – he trains at the City of Derby swimming club, where he is coached by Melanie Marshall, a former Olympic swimmer.

But he also trains up to eight times per week at Repton School, a co-educational boarding independent school in the village of Repton, Derbyshire, and two sessions at Loughborough University.

The Olympics bring out some of the best of mankind. They are games that are dedicated to celebrating achievement and greatness.

In our age of moral decline and redistributive tendencies, where “everybody is a winner” and everybody gets a participation trophy, the Olympics serve as a beacon of ambition.

There are no participation trophies here. If one wants a medal, he or she must work tirelessly for it and be the best.

Kudos to Adam Peaty!

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