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Baby girl for Mansfield athlete Rebecca Adlington

Swimming star Rebecca Adlington OBE from Nottinghamshire has given birth to her first child, a girl. She tweeted her delight, saying she and her husband were "over the moon".

The athlete out on an ITV local hero project last year Credit: ITV News Central

Rebecca retired from the pool at the age of 23, saying she decided to quit competitive sport because she felt she was too old to take on the very best. She won two gold medals at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.


Rebecca Adlington on swim to support cancer charity

The Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington - who's from Mansfield in Nottinghamshire - says its great the swimming community has come together to support Great Britain swimmer Lewis Coleman who to raise money for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

Lewis's mother was diagnosed with the condition in 2012 and has gone on to have a bone marrow transplant.


Rebecca Adlington gets a Guinness World Record

Rebecca Adlington in charity world record swim Credit: ITV Central

The Olympic gold medal winner Rebecca Adlington has swum her way to a Guinness World Record in a charity swim. She and fellow Olympians Michael Jamieson, Fran Halsall and Karen Pickering swum a 100 x 100m relay in 1 hour and 29 minutes. The old world record for the swim stood at 1 hour 37 minutes.

The swimmers raised more than £20,000 for the blood cancer charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.

Rebecca Adlington 'can't wait' to get married

The couple got engaged in March this year Credit: Instagram / beckadlington

Nottinghamshire Olympian Rebecca Adlington has said she "can't wait" to get married.

The former swimmer, who also appeared on this year's 'I'm a Celebrity' on ITV, has been tweeting after the shoes she will wear for the ceremony, were delivered:

"Today was like Christmas morning for me as my wedding shoes arrived!... "Can't wait to get married."

Adlington, 24, got engaged to boyfriend Harry Needs in March this year.


Adlington speaks about her insecurities following I'm a Celebrity exit

Rebecca Adlington, the double Olympic Gold medal swimmer from Mansfield, is out of the jungle. She was voted off ITV's I'm a Celebrity last night after 19 days.

Her first request was a cup of coffee. At times in the jungle it was extremely tough for the champion athlete who revealed her insecurities about her own body image.

Rebecca was pleased to be out of the jungle and this morning she spoke to Daybreak.

Adlington to appear on 'I'm a Celeb'

Adlington has said she's 'determined to enjoy' the ITV show Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Mansfield Olympic gold medalist Rebecca Adlington is appearing on ITV's 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' this evening.

The 24-year-old, who recently retired from swimming, has said it is going to be one of the toughest challenges of her life.

The series starts tonight at 9pm.

Adlington 'determined to enjoy' I'm a Celeb

Rebecca Adlington, the four times Olympic medalist from Mansfield who will be taking part in this year's I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! has blogged to say she is "determined to enjoy" the experience.

The 24-year-old has written that she |didn't have to think twice" when she was asked to participate on the show:

"I hope you all tune in and enjoy the show, I'm determined to enjoy it and I'm sure my competitive nature will come out at times!"

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