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Rebecca Adlington
OBE
Becky Adlington2012 Olympic Parade.jpg
Personal information
Full nameRebecca Adlington
Nickname(s)"Becky"
Born (1989-02-17) 17 Februar 1989 (age 30)
Mansfield, Ingland
Hicht1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Wecht70 kg (150 lb; 11 st)[1]
Sport
SportSoummin
Stroke(s)Freestyle
ClubNova Centurion
CoachBill Furniss

Rebecca Adlington, OBE (born 17 Februar 1989) is a Inglis umwhile competitive soummer who specialisit in freestyle events in internaitional competeetion. She wan twa gowd medals at the 2008 Olympic Gemmes in the 400-metre freestyle an 800-metre freestyle, breakin the 19-year-auld warld record o Janet Evans in the 800-metre feenal. Adlington wis Breetain's first Olympic soummin champion syne 1988, an the first Breetish soummer tae win twa Olympic gowd medals syne 1908.[2] She wan bronze medals in baith the weemen's 400-metre an 800-metre freestyle events in the 2012 Simmer Olympics in Lunnon.

Adlington retirt frae aw competitive soummin on 5 Februar 2013, at the age o 23,[3] an haed a baby namit Summer wi her husband, umwhile soummer Harry Needs,[4] in 2015.[5][6] Adlington annooncit her separation frae Needs in Mairch 2016.[7][8]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Rebecca Adlington's profile at the Olympic Games 2012 official site". London2012.com. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
  2. "Video review – Adlington is GB's golden girl". BBC Sport. 24 August 2008. Retrieved 5 September 2008.
  3. "Rebecca Adlington: Time right to retire from swimming". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
  4. 'I'm happy I'm marrying the love of my life': A slim Rebecca Adlington weds Harry Needs Daily Express, 8 September 2014, Retrieved 24 September 2015
  5. Cheery new mum Rebecca Adlington is slender in stripes as she and husband Harry Needs take newborn Summer for a stroll Mail Online 27 June 2015, Retrieved 24 September 2015
  6. Rebecca Adlington takes baby Summer swimming Manchester Evening News, 1 August 2015, Retrieved 24 September 2015
  7. Rebecca Adlington announces split from husband of 18 months ITV News, 15 March 2016. Retrieved 16 March 2016
  8. Olympic gold medalist Rebecca Adlington splits from her husband after just 18 months of marriageMail Online, 15 March 2016. Retrieved 16 March 2016

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