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Delight as Adlington wins bronze

Rebecca Adlington has been praised by friends and fellow athletes after she won bronze for Great Britain in the Women's 400m freestyle. It is Britain's second medal of the Games.

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Rebecca Adlington into the freestyle finals

Rebecca Adlington won her heat for the 400m freestyle final Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Rebecca Adlington has qualified for tonight's 400m freestyle final by winning her heat.

The 23 year old qualified with a time of 4:05.75 minutes. But she was only 8th fastest overall.

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