Golden puffer fish named after Olympic hero Adam Peaty - The Solihull Observer

Golden puffer fish named after Olympic hero Adam Peaty

Solihull Editorial 9th Aug, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016   0

MEET Adam Peaty – the golden puffer fish named after the 21-year-old British swimming sensation.

Following the Uttoxeter swimmer’s victory at the Olympic Games in Rio, the National Sea Life Centre Birmingham decided to name one of its residents in his honour.

Amy Langham, general manager at the attraction, said: “Adam’s gold win is a great start to the Rio Olympics for Team GB and we wanted to recognise the local youngster’s talent by naming our resident at the centre.

“Even though our golden peaty is less streamline than the Olympian himself, he’s often first off the mark for dinner time.

“We’re sure our ‘Adam Peaty’ will draw lots of interest to the attraction and soon become a firm favourite with the public.”

Adam Peaty swam his way to victory and into the record books last Sunday (August 7) after annihilating the competition in the pool – swimming 100m breaststroke in just 57.13 seconds.

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