In Tokyo 2021 many swimmers become fathers! Before coming back to competitions, on October 16th in Budapest as captain of London Roar, a club among the favorites of the Champions Isl of swimming, Adam Peaty announced via Twitter that he has become the father of George-Anderson Adetola Peaty, on September 11th.
Peaty words about his baby
He said: "I'm became the father of George-Anderson Adetola Peaty. He weighs 4 kilos and I am so proud of you and Eirimunro. I love you both incredibly." The Briton, who swim a frog style, and for which he is the only man in the world to swim at 100 under 57", joins the list of new dads who still swim after the American Ryan Lochte, the Japanese Kosuke Hagino and Daiya Seto, the Ukrainian Andrii Govorov, and, among some days also Italianr Filippo Magnini.
Meanwhile, as we told you some weeks ago, Tania Cagnotto says goodbye to diving. The Italian diver announced it with a post via Instagram. Surprisingly, given that last February she declared that she dreamed of becoming the standard-bearer in Tokyo 2020.
The greatest European diver in history with 20 gold medals, the first and only world champion, in 2015 of the discipline is the woman she would have liked to challenge girls half her age (36) said stop. Retired in the spring of 2017, returning a year ago after becoming a mother Tania admitted: "I won't hide it, I'd like to be the standard-bearer at the Tokyo Olympics next year ."
But no, the lockdown led her to reflect and choose a family. But winking at a return as a coach. Tania's Instagram message: "Here we are .. I told you that around September I would decide whether or not to continue my way to Tokyo.
It was a really difficult choice ... On the one hand the desire to participate in my 6th Olympics as mothers with the great dream of carrying the flag and on the other the desire to expand the family. Well yes, this time I chose life, family and shortly after fate wanted to give me a new life inside of me, already happy for my choice.
I know that many of you wanted to see me once again on the trampoline and I'm sorry to have disappointed you but in this lockdown, as has happened to many others, I had time to reflect and understand what was more important to me.
I no longer had that willpower (which guided me for 20 years) to commit myself and sacrifice myself the way an Olympics requires it! I have always honored all the Olympics and I could not fail to do so again ! Thanks to Francesca Dallapé for convincing me to face this crazy challenge and for making me dream of something big like a mothers Olympics ...
And once again thanks to all of you, who have changed my mind ... you who have given me the strength to restart the car ... you who have always supported me with messages of esteem and affection! I promise you that I will still share my life and in any case this is just a goodbye to the world of diving because I believe I can give still something in another guise ... (And then Maya will need a trainer)."