James Guy and Adam Peaty lived side by side in an apartment in Rio de Janeiro last year, sharing dreams of Olympic gold – all emotion, desire and nervous energy channelled into glory on the biggest stage of all. They were not far-off, distant visions based on hope but as world champions – and in Peaty’s case world record holder – tangible ones, Guy describing it as the biggest event of his life. Their paths parted in the first two days of racing. Guy explains how he coped, how his teammates helped lift him to relay silvers and how he’s learned valuable lessons from ta debut Olympics that didn’t pan out the way he’d hoped
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