‘I’m backed into a corner’: Peaty warns rivals he will fight back after shock loss

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  • Olympic champion endured defeat in 100m breaststroke
  • ‘Back a lion into a corner and they are going to bite’

Adam Peaty has warned his opponents he is like a wounded lion ready to bite back in the 50m breaststroke final on Tuesday following his shock Commonwealth Games defeat in the 100m on Sunday.

The Olympic champion had only had two hours’ sleep on Sunday after finishing fourth behind his England teammate James Wilby – his first defeat over 100m since 2014. But he came back to win his heat on Monday morning and then his semi-final in the evening in 27.03sec, beating Wilby by 0.62sec.

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Written by Sean Ingle at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre
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