The Soak: Adam Peaty Raises Over £13,000 For Coronavirus Battle After Raffling Off Rio 2016 Suit

Adam Peaty: Photo Courtesy: Rob Schumacher: USA TODAY Sports

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The Week of April 6 – 12, 2020

Saturday April 11

Adam Peaty has raised more than £13,000 ($16,200) for the National Health Service after raffling off the suit he wore en-route to Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro four years ago.

The eight-time world champion had already raised more than £4,000 ($5,000) with a charity static bike ride and will donate all the money to the NHS to buy personal protective equipment and other essential items as Britain battles against the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Peaty posted on social media, saying:

“To everyone who bought a ticket you’ve just helped raise over £13000 for the NHS. It will support patient care and staff care which is needed now more than ever with the recent pandemic. The winner has been contacted. Thanks to for hosting and organising the raffle, @ryanricho93 @callumtheone @craigeoli for the idea of cycling 100km on a turbo and everyone that has helped promote it and joined me on the ride. The just giving page is still open so it’s not too late to donate! Thank you again!”


Wednesday April 8

Peaty To Raise Money For NHS By Raffling Off Rio 2016 Trunks

Adam Peaty is raising money for the National Health Service in Britain by raffling off the jammers in which he won the Olympic 100m breaststroke title at Rio 2016.

The world-record holder will raffle the trunks, in which he left the field in his slipstream as he sped to victory a little over four years ago in 57.13secs, with all the money raised to be donated to the NHS to buy personal protective equipment and other essential items as Britain battles against the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The funds raised will be added to the money he makes from a charity bike ride on his turbo-trainer at home along with Commonwealth boxing champion Callum Johnson.

Peaty had originally posted on Twitter that he was considering auctioning off his shorts but several people suggested holding a raffle instead.

The Swimming Events website that is staging the raffle says: “All proceeds will be donated to the NHS to help with the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Click on this link to enter the raffle.

Peaty said on social media:

While announcing plans to raffle his trunks, Peaty also shared a picture of the socks he donned to do the 100km bike ride which were emblazoned with ‘Dopers Suck‘.

Following the 100km ride, Peaty posted:


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