Prime Minister Theresa May said:
Many congratulations to Adam Peaty and Jazz Carlin for winning Team GB’s first medals at Rio 2016 this morning.
I hope their success will inspire many more of the UK’s world class team to fulfil their potential and bring home a medal, just as all those who are competing for the UK in Rio are an inspiration to many more youngsters back home.
This coming fortnight reminds us all that with the right support, determination and dedication you can get as far as your talents will take you.
The whole country wishes the team good luck and great success. We are proud of you.