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Chloe Waddell 'so talented' with bright future

Speaking to the Manchester Evening News Chloe Waddell's coach James Stannard said:

Chloe was so talented. She had qualified for the Olympic trials last year and this year she hoped to compete in the European Junior Championships.

She was so talented, but also in terms of school. She was someone who got straight As and she could have picked and chosen what she wanted to do with the next stage of her life.

Rising swimming star went into 'cardiac arrest'

Chloe had attended the swimming awards ceremony on Saturday and later went to a party at a friend's house.

Police said the cause of death was not yet known but there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances and details have been passed to the coroner.

At about 8.30am on February 3 2013, police were called by the ambulance service who had attended a house on Bryons Drive in Timperley.

Paramedics were there to treat a 16-year-old girl who had gone into cardiac arrest.

She was taken to hospital but sadly died.

– Police spokesman

The spokesman said that Chloe had slipped and cut her lip at her friend's party, but described it as a "minor injury".

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Teenager tipped to be part of GB 2016 squad dies

A teenager tipped to be part of the GB swimming squad for the 2016 Olympics died in bed at home just hours after she won her latest award.

Chloe Waddell, 16, went into cardiac arrest on Sunday morning and despite efforts from an ambulance crew to save her she was pronounced dead in hospital.

Police said the cause of death was not yet known but there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances and details have been passed to the coroner.

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!!"

Rebecca Adlington 'will stay involved in swimming'

Speaking to ITV News Sports Editor Steve Scott, Rebecca Adlington has said she will stay involved with swimming as she retires from competition.

She said; "swimming is my passion, it's been that since I was young. Since i was four years old, getting in the pool I just absolutely loved it. I want to stay involved with that in all levels."

The double Olympic champion also explained why she is retiring at just 23-years-old saying, "women tend to be four years younger then men [on the team] and especially for my event, for distance swimming you are a lot younger."

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Seb Coe hails Rebecca Adlington's 'remarkable' career

Becky Adlington's unforgettable success in Beijing inspired a generation to get in the pool and swim. Her down to earth personality and remarkable career achievements have made her a national treasure. Becky's vision for the future of grass roots swimming in this country will create a wonderful legacy from one of our greatest Olympians. I have no doubt this vision will be pursued with the same drive, dedication and determination as Becky consistently displayed in the pool.

– British Olympic Association Chair Lord Sebastian Coe

Michael Phelps tribute to 'fantastic' Rebecca Adlington

Michael Phelps, the 18-times Olympic gold medal winner, has paid his tribute to Rebecca Adlington's "fantastic career."

Our paths have crossed many times over the years - at meets and through a shared sponsor.

Her accomplishments speak for themselves, she has been a great representative for British Swimming and the sport overall. I congratulate her on a fantastic career and wish her all the best in the future.

– Michael Phelps

Olympians tributes to Rebecca Adlington

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:

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