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The man in charge of the BBC's Olympics coverage has tweeted that millions of viewers watched the 400m freestyle final last night:
Rebecca Adlington inspired youngsters from her home town as she claimed the bronze medal in the 400m freestyle.
Around 50 friends and well-wishers gathered at the Oak Tree Leisure Centre in Mansfield to cheer on the double Olympic swimmer as she took to the water at the Aquatics Centre in London.
Owen Ottaway, 11, who came with his family to watch Adlington, said: "She was fantastic. It's a brilliant result for her. She inspires me and makes me think if she can do it so can I. I'd love to take part in the Olympics one day just like her."
Another young fan, Chloe Holden, 10, who came along to watch with her mother and grandmother, said: "She's an inspiration to me. A real icon. I swim twice a day and want to be just like her."
After Team GB's 3-1 victory over the United Arab Emirates tonight, midfielder Tom Cleverley and goalkeeper Jack Butland tweeted:
Rebecca Adlington's parents, Kay and Steve, speaking to ITV News.
Ryan Giggs got his goal and Britain got a 3-1 win over the United Arab Emirates to keep Team GB's Olympic title dreams going tonight.
Among the famous faces in the crowd, Prince William and David Beckham.
Rebecca Adlington's former coach Ian Negus, who worked with Adlington for five years when she was a teenager, had tears in his eyes after Adlington took bronze.
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Rebecca Adlington has won bronze for Great Britain in the Women's 400m Freestyle. It's Britain's second medal of the Games.
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