Mark Foster backs GB swimmer Adam Peaty to win Olympic gold at Rio 2016

Adam Peaty celebrates setting a world record in the men's 50m breaststroke at the World Aquatics Championships on August 4, 2015
Mark Foster is confident that Adam Peaty will become the first British male swimmer to win Olympic gold in 28 years at Rio 2016.

Six-time world champion Mark Foster has backed British swimmer Adam Peaty to win gold at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Within the last year, the 20-year-old has clinched two Commonwealth gold medals, four European titles and three golds at the World Championships in Kazan.

Should Peaty be crowned Olympic champion in Brazil, the breaststroke specialist will be the first British man to win gold in swimming for 28 years.

"If he maintains what he's doing in the 100m, they won't beat him - no chance," Foster told BBC Sport.

"With Adam Peaty and James Guy, and others, I think realistically without getting too over-excited, I could see five or six [Olympic] medals for Britain, with one or two golds."

Last week, GB won nine medals, including five golds, at the Worlds in Russia.

Adam Peaty swimming his way to a Championships record in the 50m breaststroke on August 22, 2014
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