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Rebecca Adlington

FINA Swimming World Championships in Shanghai, China. (Photo via AP)

Age: 23
Place of Origin: Mansfield, England
Sport: Swimming
Events: 400m and 800m Freestyle
411: Adlington won two gold medals at the 2008 Olympic Games in the 400 meter and 800 meter, breaking the 19 year-old world record of Janet Evans in the 800 meter final.
Plans for the Summer Games: “I tried to get the crowd involved. The noise was incredible – even before the race it gives you such a buzz. Hopefully I can use it in the summer.” (BBC)

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