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Swimming with giants: Adlington statue unveiled in London

The statue is roughly the same size as a double decker bus. Credit: Kellogg’s Great Starts

A giant statue of Mansfield swimmer Rebecca Adlington has been unveiled in London ahead of the Rio Olympics.

The 12-foot high, 40-foot long statue cuts an imposing figure in the Serpentine at Hyde Park, and is aimed at drumming up public support for Team GB at the Games.

Rebecca Adlington popped along to see the giant version of herself. Credit: Kellogg’s Great Starts
The statue is already getting lots of attention. Credit: Kellogg’s Great Starts

The giant sculpture is roughly the same length as a double decker bus, and it shows the Olympian submerged in the front crawl position.