Adam Peaty and Luke Greenbank will NOT face internal action from British Swimming despite their bust-up after the Olympic gold medallist ‘slapped his team-mate on the bottom before later needing stitches’
- Adam Peaty and Luke Greenbank were involved in a bust-up last week
- Peaty ‘slapped Team GB team-mate on the bottom’ before Greenbank lashed out
- British Swimming will not take action after the two athletes cleared the air
Adam Peaty and Luke Greenbank will face no internal action despite their bust-up at training – with British Swimming confident their relationship as team-mates will not be affected by the row.
The Team GB stars, who won a silver together in the 4x100metres medley relay at Tokyo 2020, became embroiled in a heated exchange at Loughborough University last Friday, which resulted in Greenback lashing out at Peaty, who acquired two cuts above his left eye.
Mail Sport understands British Swimming staff, including the coach they share, Mel Marshall, immediately intervened and sat the swimmers down to clear the air.
Three-time Olympic gold medallist Peaty and Greenbank, who won a bronze in the 200m backstroke in Tokyo, have since been training together as normal, with both considering the matter closed.
After receiving feedback on the incident from staff at Loughborough, British Swimming chiefs are also satisfied that no further action needs to be taken and that there will be no lasting issues between the pair ahead of next summer’s Paris Olympics.
British Swimming will not take action against Adam Peaty (L) and Team GB team-mate Luke Greenbank despite their bust-up last week
Greenbank – left with girlfriend Olympic gold medallist Anna Hopkin – is said to have lashed out after Peaty (R) slapped him on the bottom and made a ‘cocky quip’ about her
A British Swimming spokesperson told Mail Sport: ‘An incident occurred at a recent training session that was quickly and effectively resolved by the athletes involved and the staff present at the session.’
Sources close to the pair have also denied the argument was over their fellow swimmer Anna Hopkin, who is the girlfriend of Greenbank but has never been in a relationship with Peaty, contrary to reports.
Peaty, 28, and Greenbank , 25, have been team-mates and training partners for a number of years and have always enjoyed a close relationship.
Greenbank is also involved in Peaty’s coaching academy, AP Race Clinics, and is due to appear alongside him at a session at the London Aquatics Centre later this month.
Peaty has returned to full-time training after missing the World Championships in July to prioritise his mental health.
He is now preparing for Paris 2024, where he will look to defend his 100m breaststroke title and become only the second swimmer after Michael Phelps to win the same swimming title at three successive Games.
Greenbank is also training for the Olympics having taken time out from the pool over the summer after failing to make the British team for the World Championships in Japan.
Peaty is widely regarded as the best breaststroke competitor in the history of the sport