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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.

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 announces retirement, full report

Swimming star Becky Adlington from Nottinghamshire is retiring from the pool at the age of 23. She's decided to quit competitive sport because she feels she's too old to take on the very best.

Adlington won two gold medals at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Peter Bearne's report contains flash photography from the start.

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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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