EXCLUSIVE: Adam Peaty's mum downplays 'punch-up' with Team GB team-mate after 'slapping him on the...
Adam Peaty's mother told MailOnline today that her son andLuke Greenbank 'get on really well' hours after it was revealed they had a scuffle over an alleged slap on the bottom and a 'quip' about his girlfriend at aTeam GBtraining camp.
The 28-year-old breaststroke star was pictured with a gash above his left eye after an altercation with compatriot Mr Greenbank at the British Swimming training centre in Loughborough last Friday.
The pair fought after Peaty apparently slapped his teammate on the bottom and made a 'cocky quip', reportedly about Luke's swimmer partner Anna Hopkin, 27.
But Caroline Peaty has denied her Olympian son is an aggressive person or badly injured, declaring: 'He would have rung me. I know my son, if he had needed stitches, Id know about it'.
Adam's mum has played down the row between the two swimmers and insisted her son and Luke are pals.Speaking exclusively to MailOnline she said of the fight: It's the first Ive heard of it'.
Peaty and Greenbank previously competed alongside each other during Team GB relay races and even won silver in the 100m medley at the Tokyo Olympics. Mrs Peaty insisted: Adam and Luke get on really well. It is not in Adams make up to be aggressive, he will be in the pool where he needs to be but not out of it.