Olympic champion Adam Peaty was reportedly injured after an “altercation” with fellow Great Britain swimmer Luke Greenbank.
The conflict occurred at a latest coaching session, in line with British Swimming, the game’s nationwide governing physique.
“It was quickly and effectively resolved by the athletes involved and the staff present at the session,” a spokesperson informed Sky News.
The Sun newspaper reported the incident happened after Peaty, 28, made a remark about Greenbank’s girlfriend, Anna Hopkin – who can be a swimmer for Team GB.
After the confrontation, an image appeared on social media exhibiting Peaty – a three-time Olympic gold medallist – with a gash close to to his left eye.
It is known Peaty didn’t require stitches.
Peaty’s personal representatives echoed British Swimming’s assertion, telling the media the altercation with Greenbank on Friday was “minor” and “resolved there and then between them”.
Peaty and Greenbank swam collectively within the males’s 4x100m medley on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, taking silver.
He swam alongside Hopkin within the blended 4×100m medley relay group, which gained gold on the similar video games.
The Staffordshire-born swimmer additionally gained a person gold within the males’s 100m breaststroke – an occasion he holds the world document time for – to retain the title after successful on the Rio Olympics 4 years earlier.
Peaty, who was awarded an OBE after his triumph in Tokyo, additionally holds the world document for the 50m breaststroke.
However, he pulled out of the British Championships earlier this 12 months, citing psychological well being points and saying he was “not enjoying the sport”.
“I’m tired, I’m not myself, and I’m not enjoying the sport as I have done for the last decade,” he mentioned in an Instagram submit on the time.
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Peaty, who took half in Strictly Come Dancing in 2021, added on the time he was “hugely grateful” for assist from his fellow swimmers in addition to household and mates.
He additionally suffered a setback in 2022 after breaking his foot in a freak coaching accident however was capable of get well and compete on the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham final summer time.
A blended occasion noticed him end fourth within the 100m breaststroke – his first defeat within the occasion in eight years – however he bounced again 48 hours later to win gold within the 50m distance.
Peaty intends to compete on the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris – the place he’ll search to win a 3rd successive 100m breaststroke gold medal.
He informed The Times earlier this 12 months: “The physical preparation goes on, so my body will be ready to fight again when my heart and mind have caught up. I’ll be ready when I need to be ready.”