By now, you’ve probably heard of Adam Peaty.
The 26-year-old Loughborough swimmer has made history in Tokyo by becoming the first Briton to win back-to-back Olympic swimming titles.
Adam continues to dominate in the Men's international Breaststroke and brought home Team GB’s first gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games.
But how does he consistently perform at the very highest level? And what can he do to ensure he stays at the top of his game?
Ahead of Peaty's gold medal winning performance, Dr David Fletcher, Senior Lecturer in Performance Psychology and Management, spoke as part of the #lboro2tokyo campaign to explain:
“For Adam Peaty, when handling the pressure of an Olympic final, it’s absolutely crucial that he controls the controllables.
“No matter who you are, you’re going to get nervous, particularly when your capabilities are tested, and boundaries are pushed. It’s not a question of getting rid of the butterflies, it’s a question of getting them to fly in formation.”