The reigning Olympic gold winner finished outside the medal places in an event he had won in the previous eight years. He was then accused of talking down the Commonwealth Games in a candid interview with the BBC.
After being asked how he felt after his rare defeat, he nonchalantly remarked: “It doesn’t feel amazing, but it doesn’t feel bad either. It’ll probably be my last attempt tomorrow, but I’m not bothered about it,” Peaty said.
“The Commonwealths to me, in the grand scheme of things…it’s about two years’ time (the Olympics).
“That’s no disrespect. I’m still four weeks into my programme, I can’t put that expectation on myself.”