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Adlington buoyed by emergence of British swimmers

Double Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington believes Great Britain is finally starting to produce the depth in numbers to compete in the poo...

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Adlington backing GB swimmers to shine in Rio

Great Britain’s most successful swimmer Rebecca Adlington believes the nation’s current crop of talent are right on track to go and take the Rio...

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BOA congratulates Becky Adlington on her remarkable career

British Olympic Association Chair Lord Sebastian Coe:

“Becky Adlington's unforgettable success in Beijing inspired a gen...

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Adlington to consult coach over future

Four-time Olympic swimming medallist Rebecca Adlington will make a decision on her future after consulting coach Bill Furniss following an upcom...

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No Rio for Adlington

Former double Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington has set her sights on helping rising stars after confirming she has no intention of competing i...

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Medal Record

London 2012
  • 0 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 2 Bronze
Beijing 2008
  • 2 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze

Biography

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Rebecca Adlington became a household name after winning double gold at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 but made her senior British debut at the 2006 European Championships in Hungary, winning 800m freestyle silver.

Adlington treated herself to a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes after her Olympic success in China and wants a Chanel bag if success is forthcoming in London.

 

She qualified for the 400m and 800m freestyle events for London 2012, setting then world-leading times in both at start the trials at the Aquatics Centre in March.

Adlington still holds the 800m freestyle world record, clocking 8:14.10 minutes on the way to Olympic gold in 2008, but will face stiff competition from Denmark’s Lotte Friis in that particular event in London.

At the 2012 Olympics in London, Adlington won bronze in the women's 400m and 800m freestyle.