Rebecca Adlington the Great Britain double Olympic swimming champion has retired from
Rebecca was the first British female swimmer to win a gold medal in the swimming pool in 48 years in 2008, at the Beijing Games, winning both the 400m and 800m freestyle races. The popular 23 year old from Mansfield also won the 800m world title in 2011 and gold medals at the commonwealth games in 2010, and at the last Olympic games in London (2012) she won two bronze medals.
Add to this she also won the 400m world championship (silver) in 2011 & bronze in 2009 on top of the European gold she won in 2010. “I have achieved everything I wanted” she said on retiring, “I love swimming but as a competitive element and elite athlete I won’t compete anymore”.
Far from retiring from the sport altogether Rebecca will head up “The Rebecca Adlington Swim Stars” programme to encourage youngsters to take up swimming. Rebecca went on to say “I want to create a deeper legacy. I want all children when they leave school to be able to swim 25m – that’s my ambition in life”.
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