Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington put in a gold medal performance as she finally did her first Bush Tucker Trial in the jungle.
Britain's double Olympic champion swimmer Rebecca Adlington has retired from competition to concentrate on grassroots coaching,.
Nottinghamshire swimming ace, Rebecca Adlington, will today make a 'major announcement.'
Olympians have taken to Twitter to pay tribute to Rebecca Adlington and to wish her luck as she retires from competitive swimming.
Boxer Anthony Ogogo, heptathlete Louise Hazel and open water swimmer Kari-anne Payne tweeted:
@beckadlington All the best for your retirement Becks. You'll go down as an absolute legend in the pool. Good luck in the future love x
Happy Retirement! @beckadlington best wishes x
Rebecca Adlington has announced her retirement from competitive swimming but says she would like to stay involved in swimming and help bring on the next generation.
She said she wants to encourage children into the pool and hopes she can inspire youngsters to get into swimming.
"Would overtake every achievement of my career if I could get every child in Britain to swim."
The Olympic medallist went on to say Beijing 2008 was her career highlight. She also paid tribute to her coach Bill Furniss, saying her medals are his as well.
• Born on 17th February 1989 in Mansfield.
• Joined Nova Centurian swimming club at the age of 12 where she met her long term coach Bill Furniss.
• Adlington has won titles at Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth level making her the most successful British swimmer of the modern era.
• Adlington's victory in the 2008 Olympic 800m freestyle final broke swimming’s longest standing world record with a time of 8:14.10.
• Adlington became the first British swimmer to win more than one gold medal at a single Olympic Gamers since Henry Taylor in 1908.
- August 2008 - Won double Olympic gold in Beijing with victory in the 800m and 400m freestyle.
- December 2008 - Came 3rd in the Sports Personality of the Year 2008.
- January 2009 - Awarded an OBE by the Queen in the New Years Honours of 2009
- October 2010 - Adlington claims Commonwealth gold in both the 800m and 400m freestyle in Delhi.
- August 2012 – Had to settle for Olympic Bronze in the 800m and 400m freestyle in London.
- In total Adlington won seven gold medals, three silver medals and seven bronze medals in international competition.
Rebecca Adlington, who swam to double Olympic glory in 2008, has announced her retirement.
The 23-year-old from Mansfield, Notts, is holding a press conference in London. More to follow
Rebecca Adlington will make a 'major announcement' at a news conference next Tuesday, it's being reported.
There has been speculation that the Mansfield double Olympic gold medallist would retire from the sport in the wake of the London Games.
Adlington won a pair of bronze medals last summer, two of only three medals won by British swimmers. She also took two gold medals in the 2008 Beijing Games.
Adlington will address the media on February 5.
Mansfield's Rebecca Adlington was among the London 2012 Olympic Games medallists at the British Olympic Ball at Grosvenor House in London last night (30 November).
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Rebecca Adlington is hoping to raise £50,000 for charity as she embarks on a 280 mile bike ride across Zambia.