AT the age of 23 – Adam Peaty has already claimed a quite ridiculous 12 European golds.

They are running out of records in the pool for the Olympic champion and he was at it again on Thursday as Great Britain rounded off a superb week at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre.

Peaty’s storming swim formed the backbone of the men’s 100m medley relay as he along with Duncan Scott, James Guy and Nick Pyle claimed gold.

The four set a new championship record in a time of 3m30.44s, beating Russia and Germany into second and third to complete a superb week for Great Britain in the pool that saw them claim nine golds and 24 medals in total.

And Peaty insists he is looking forward to a bit of a break now to enjoy his success before rivalries resume with the world championships in South Korea next year and the Olympics in Tokyo in 2020.

“I need to enjoy it. I have been a bit strict on myself in the past and I now need to enjoy the winning and enjoy bringing it back to my home town really," he said.

“I am not someone to sit on a beach with a martini, I am not that sort of guy. I need to be doing stuff. I will have a few beers and go to a few clubs and stuff like that.

“Going into Tokyo, it is all about keeping that confidence high. There is such a young Team GB side now, we need to keep winning medals.

“I came here trying to trick my mind. I was saying this is not a World Championship or Olympics, it does not really matter to me.

“But as soon as I get here, I am like right let’s have it. That is just me, I am so competitive.”

Elsewhere on Thursday in Scotland, Jack Laugher continued his diving dominance with victory in the 3m platform event – his second gold of the week with one more event still to come.

Laugher will today partner with Chris Mears in the synchro – the duo are the defending Olympic champions – in a bid for triple glory to go with his three Commonwealth golds in Australia earlier this year.

Over at Strathclyde Country Park Jess Learmonth was forced to settle for silver in the women’s triathlon – but still found plenty to smile about as the victory went to Switzerland’s Nicola Spirig.

“There are loads of good athletes here today so I am super happy,” she said. “Before the race I didn’t really back myself and I didn’t think I would be up front with Spirig in the break so I am quite surprised.

“The support I got, especially on the run, was fantastic and really helped so thank you Glasgow. They adopted me for the day.”

Meanwhile, over in Berlin at the athletics, Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake claimed silver in the 200m as Turkey's world champion Ramil Guliyev took the win in in 19.76 seconds.

Mitchell-Blake ran a season's best 20.04 secs while Adam Gemili, who claimed 200m gold in 2014, was fifth in 20.10 secs.

Holly Bradshaw also took bronze in the pole vault while Commonwealth heptathlon champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson produced a magnificent 200m to lead at the halfway stage.

Johnson-Thompson stopped the clock in 22.88 seconds to sit pretty on 4,017 points, 87 more than Olympic and world champion Nafi Thiam of Belgium.

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