Triple Olympic swimming champion says he took mental health break to halt ‘endless search’ for rewards
Olympic gold medallist cites depression, alcohol addiction for time away from swimming
British swimmer said last month he has to take some time to focus on his mental health
Australian wins 19th medal overall to pull one ahead of shooters Gault, Adams and fellow swimmer Chad le Clos
26-year-old Brit powered to the finish line in 57.37sec as it is now seven years since he was last beaten in the event
British swimmer is among the "biased" athletes who want the event to happen and is taking every precaution to compete
Reigning Olympic champ had already secured his place at the Tokyo Games before the British selection trials in April
Eight-time world champion would have been preparing for the Olympics in Tokyo had COVID-19 not forced a postponement
Peaty's world record in the distance, set in Glasgow last year, stands at 57.10.
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