Rebecca Adlington Great Britain & N. Ireland
One to watch

Key Facts

Country

Competed in

Date of birth

17 Feb 1989

Height

1.79m

Weight

70kg

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
0 0 2
Beijing 2008
Gold Silver Bronze
2 0 0
All-time
Gold Silver Bronze
2 0 2

Top Performances

Sport Guides

SWIMMING

Biography

Competed in: SWIMMINGSwimming

A sensation at the Beijing Olympics, Adlington looks set for more success in London

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The pool at the Victoria Baths in Manchester Why are we closing swimming pools?

A century ago, Britain was building pools to be proud of. Now, council cuts mean many pools face an uncertain future. Are we losing our love of the life aquatic?

17 Feb 14

Adlington's Olympic adventures

Team GB

5 Feb 13

Four-time Olympic medal winner Rebecca Adlington has announced her retirement from competitive swimming.

Rebecca Adlington Adlington wants double gold in London

Double Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington swaps the swimming pool for a jigsaw with British Olympic Dreams reporter Nick Hope, as the swimmer looks forward to competing in front of a home crowd at London 2012.

Rebecca Adlington British Swimming to hold review

Team GB

11 Aug 12

British Swimming says it will carry out a thorough review following a "disappointing" Olympic campaign at London 2012.

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Results for Rebecca Adlington

Date Event Rank Mark
3 Aug Women's 800m Freestyle Final 3 bronze 8:20.32
2 Aug Women's 800m Freestyle Heats, Heat 5 1 8:21.78
29 Jul Women's 400m Freestyle Final 3 bronze 4:03.01
29 Jul Women's 400m Freestyle Heats, Heat 3 1 4:05.75

Head to Head

Rebecca Adlington vs Ellie Faulkner

Rebecca Adlington

Rebecca Adlington One to watch Great Britain & N. Ireland flag

London 2012 medals

2

London 2012 appearances

4

London 2012 results

8:20.32 Women's 800m Freestyle

Height

1.79m (5'10")

Weight

70kg

Age

25

Ellie Faulkner

Ellie Faulkner Great Britain & N. Ireland flag

London 2012 medals

0

London 2012 appearances

3

London 2012 results

8:38.00 Women's 800m Freestyle

Height

1.65m (5'5")

Weight

55kg

Age

21

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