Who is Rebecca Adlington? Former Team GB Olympic swimmer and Commonwealth Games pundit

REBECCA ADLINGTON is a part of the BBC workforce for the 2018 Commonwealth Games that are being held within the Gold Coast.

One individual used to elite competitors although is Olympic champion swimmer Rebecca Adlington – right here's what we all know concerning the double gold medallist…

 Former GB and England swimmer is part of the BBC team for the Commonwealth Games

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Former GB and England swimmer is a part of the BBC workforce for the Commonwealth Games

Who is Rebecca Adlington?

Rebecca Adlington OBE is a retired swimmer who represented Nice Britain in two Olympic video games, 4 World Championships, two European Championships and one Commonwealth video games.

In a brief however profitable profession she claimed 35 medals throughout all competitions.

She is considered considered one of Team GB's biggest ever athletes and broke quite a few data within the pool from a younger age.

Becky was born in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire in 1989.

She started her profession in swimming aged 9 after becoming a member of the Sherwood Colliery Swimming Membership the place she was chosen and competed for the Nottinghamshire County Elite Squad.

The gifted swimmer has gone onto do quite a few TV appearances, together with being on I'm a Movie star… Get Me Out of Right here!

 Becky celebrating her two Olympic golds in 2008 with her parents at the age of just 19

Becky celebrating her two Olympic golds in 2008 together with her mother and father on the age of simply 19

What are Rebecca Adlington's largest profession achievements?

Aged simply 19, Becky was chosen for Team GB on the 2008 Beijing Olympics and gained gold within the 400m and 800m freestyle occasion.

She turned the primary lady to win swimming gold for GB for forty eight years, and the primary British swimmer to win multiple gold medal at a video games for one hundred years.

Over the subsequent two years she would go on and win an extra three bronzes and one gold in European championships in Rome and Budapest.

 Becky announced her retirement from swimming after the 2012 Olympics, suggesting the training had taken its toll on her

Becky introduced her retirement from swimming after the 2012 Olympics, suggesting the coaching had taken its toll on her

Then on the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, she repeated her Olympic double with two golds and was ranked no.1 on the planet in her self-discipline.

In her Olympic swansong, Becky turned part of GB folklore after profitable bronze within the 400m and 800m freestyle at London 2012, earlier than saying her retirement from the game aged simply 23.

Becky's sporting achievements didn’t go unnoticed, and in 2008 she claimed the Sports activities Journalists' Affiliation's Sportswoman of the Yr award and the BBC's Sports activities Character of the Yr award.

She was additionally awarded an OBE in 2009 for her work each in and out of sport.

 Becky claimed further accolades after she left the pool, and has remained in the public eye

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Becky claimed additional accolades after she left the pool, and has remained within the public eye

Is Rebecca Adlington married?

Rebecca tied the knot with former swimmer Harry Wants in 2014, and the couple had daughter Summer time in 2015.

Nevertheless, their relationship broke down after 18 months and the pair introduced their separation in March 2016.

She revealed the rationale her marriage failed was as a result of Harry needed to work out if he favored her for who she was or what she had achieved.

Talking frankly concerning the cut up, Rebecca stated her ex “idolised” her and questioned his motives for getting down on one knee.

She added: “He needed to ensure he was with me for the best causes.”

The star seems to have moved on from her marriage cut up although, and was pictured topless on vacation with fellow swimmer Thomas Haffield.

 Rebecca Adlington's 18-month marriage to former swimmer Harry Needs ended in March 2016

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Rebecca Adlington's 18-month marriage to former swimmer Harry Wants led to March 2016

What has Becky Adlington been as much as since retirement?

Since leaving the pool, Becky has stored herself busy within the TV limelight with appearances on Unfastened Ladies, A Query of Sport, I'm a Movie star… Get Me Out of Right here! and Who Needs to be a Millionaire.

The Olympic legend was then a part of the BBC punditry staff for the 2016 Rio video games alongside former swimmer Mark Foster.

She additionally made headlines after showing on the superstar snowboarding competitors The Leap, however needed to withdraw after dislocating her shoulder.

 

Rebecca Adlington and Mark Foster pay tribute to the UK's armed forces at The Solar Army Awards

REBECCA ADLINGTON is a part of the BBC workforce for the 2018 Commonwealth Games that are being held within the Gold Coast.

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