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Rebecca Adlington announces engagement

Double Olympic medalist, Rebecca Adlington, has announced on Twitter that she is engaged.

Rebecca began her swimming career in Mansfield before competing at two Olympic Games where she won four medals – two gold and two bronze.

She's engaged to fellow swimmer Harry Needs.

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Had the best weekend ever!!! Thank you @harryneeds for making me the happiest person ever right now #engaged #isaidyes

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Popped the big question to the wifey @beckadlington & were now #engaged #shesaidyes happiest man on earth

Rebecca Adlington opens school library in Mansfield

Double Olympic gold medalist Rebecca Adlington, has today opened a Mansfield school's newly-refurbished library.

The renovation at Oak Tree Primary School was possible thanks to a £10,000 grant to support school libraries in areas of deprivation.

Rebecca began her swimming career in Mansfield before competing at two Olympic Games and winning four medals – two gold and two bronze.

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Rebecca Adlington looks forward to a 'new chapter'

Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington has thanked all those who have supported her throughout her career.

In a series of tweets and in a longer article on her website Rebecca thanked, "all my swimming teaches/coaches when I was young. You made it so much fun!"

In a statement connected to her retirement she also said, "To everyone in Mansfield who has believed in me from day one. It will always be my home. I'm a proud Mansfield girl!!"

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Obviously I have announced the end of my competitive swimming career. Sad in many ways but also so exciting. New chapter of my life begins!

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Thank you so everyone who supported me! Too many to thank in 140 characters so all said here... http://t.co/lebhW4IQ

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Its been an incredible journey, one I will treasure and remember for the rest of my life. Thank you x

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