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Rebecca Adlington's international career

  • 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.

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Heroes of London 2012 to perform for Children in Need

Around 20 figures from Team GB and ParalympicsGB will be taking part in a video for the annual TV fundraising extravaganza Children in Need.

They include Olympic stars Tom Daley, Rebecca Adlington, Nicola Adams and Louis Smith.

Paralympian heroes David Weir and Ellie Simmonds are also taking part in the video, set to the Basement Jaxx track Do Your Thing.

Children in Need takes place on November 16.

Reaction to Rebecca Adlington's storming heat swim

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go @beckadlington ! great heat. lovely to see you in the village when William, Kate & Harry came - all rooting for you tomorrow evening!

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I love the @bbc2012 Olympic App! So much info AND there's a live feed! Just watched @beckadlington swim on the bus back from Hyde Park

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Adlington: 'Thank you, thank you, thank you for all your kind words'

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Only managed to get through my news feed last night, but just read all my @'s/mentions!!! You guys are unbelievable!!! Its overwhelming!

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I wish I could reply to everyone but would take me days! Thank you, thank you, thank you for all your kind words. Means more than you no :-)

Olympic otters: Chester Zoo names new arrivals after Team GB hopefuls

Chester Zoo has named two of it's newest arrivals after two of Team GB's greatest hopes - swimmer, Rebecca Adlington and diver, Tom Daley.

The short clawed otters were born at the zoo 10 weeks ago.

10 week old Rebecca and Daley, the Short Clawed Otters named after Olympians Rebecca Adlington and Tom Daley
10 week old Rebecca and Daley, the Short Clawed Otters named after Olympians Rebecca Adlington and Tom Daley Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
10 week old Rebecca, the Short Clawed Otter named after Olympian Rebecca Adlington
10 week old Rebecca, the Short Clawed Otter named after Olympian Rebecca Adlington Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Chester Zoo vet Livia Benato a checks on Daley, one of the two baby Asian Short Clawed Otters born at the zoo
Chester Zoo vet Livia Benato a checks on Daley, one of the two baby Asian Short Clawed Otters born at the zoo Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
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