Rebecca Adlington’s medallion made by The Royal Mint went on sale today aiming to raise funds in support of British athletes at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and beyond.
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The medallion, one of 12 released to commemorate some of Britain’s greatest Olympians and Paralympians, depicts Rebecca’s winning moment from Beijing 2008. This was the first games that Rebecca has been to and she became the first British swimmer for 100 years to win two Olympic gold medals.
“It’s a great honour to be included in a collection of medallions alongside some of my all-time sporting heroes. I’m encouraging everyone in the UK especially those in Nottingham to go out and collect the whole set to help support our athletes competing at the London 2012 Games and beyond.”
All profits from the sale of the Our Greatest Team Legends Collection will directly support Team GB and ParalympicsGB to help aspiring athletes deliver their best performance at London 2012 and beyond.
A new medallion is released each Wednesday to build the complete Our Greatest Team Legends Collection – one of only two official pieces of memorabilia created to support Team GB and ParalympicsGB. Every collector can play their part in supporting Our Greatest Team; for children, the collection will provide an education on our greatest Olympic and Paralympic legends and for adults a bit of nostalgia revisiting the great moments in Games history.
The next medallion to be released will be Ben Ainslie CBE in a week’s time, on 11th July 2012, with Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE following on 18th July.
For more information about the Our Greatest Team Legends Collection and how you can start collecting the limited edition medallions, visit www.bp.com/medallions.