Rebecca Adlington (born 17 February 1989 in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England) is a British freestyle swimmer. She won two gold medals at the 2008 Olympic Games in the 400 m and 800 m. She broke the 19 year-old world record of Janet Evans in the 800 m. Adlington is Britain's only Olympic champion in swimming since 1988 and the first British swimmer to win two Olympic gold medals since 1908 and is Great Britain's most successful Olympic swimmer in 100 years

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