Tokyo 2020 - Team GB’s Adam Peaty is swimming’s Usain Bolt - London 2012 Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford
Rutherford says no-one can stop Adam Peaty in Japan, after the Rio 2016 gold medallist eased through to the semi-finals of the 100m breaststroke. He has described Peaty as a “remarkable athlete” who will be the “absolute standout star of the pool” in Tokyo. Watch every unmissable moment live from Tokyo 2020 across Eurosport, the Eurosport app and discovery+.
'Peaty on Bolt level, no chance anybody beats him' - Rutherford
“100% no chance of anyone beating Adam Peaty, it is literally how fast does Adam Peaty fancy going in order to win this Olympic title,” said Rutherford, who is one of Eurosport’s experts out in Tokyo.
“He wants to put this record so far out of reach that nobody can ever beat it. That’s sort of on the level of Usain Bolt, we’re talking about somebody who will become synonymous with the British team and with the Olympics.
“He is a remarkable athlete, he is doing remarkable things and I think he is going to be the absolute standout star of the pool.”
Djokovic continues quest for Golden Slam, Murray's magic win - Morning Update
There is no swimmer who is currently dominating a swimming event like Peaty has. As well as a reigning Olympic champion, he has also won the last three world titles over 100m and dominates the fastest times over the distance.
Watch every unmissable moment live from Tokyo 2020 across Eurosport, the Eurosport app and discovery+. Download the Eurosport app for iOS and Android now.