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REBECCA ADLINGTON
swimmer

Club: Nova Centurion
Coach: Bill Furniss
DOB: 17th February 1989
Height: 1.79m
Weight: 71kg
Born: Mansfield
Lives: Mansfield, Nottingham
Occupation: Swimmer
Nickname: Becks

P.B.
Long Course
200m Freestyle 2.01.34 (06)
400m Freestyle 4.10.28 (06)
800m Freestyle 8.27.88 (06)
400m I.M. 4.56.34 (06)

Short Course
200m Freestyle 2.01.95 (04)
400m Freestyle 4.14.90 (03)
800m Freestyle 8.31.52 (04)

INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
  European Championships      
Long Course 2006 SILVER 800m Freestyle 8.27.88
11th 400m Freestyle 4.13.91
Short Course 2004 20th 400m Freestyle 4.20.43
7th 800m Freestlye 8.36.84
  European Junior Championships      
Long Course 2004 GOLD 800m Freestyle 8.39.63
European Youth Olympic Days
  Long Course 2003 SILVER 400m Freestyle 4.19.84
  SILVER 800m Freestyle 8.56.61
  4th 4x200m Freestyle Relay 8.10.75
DOMESTIC EVENTS
  Olympic Trials
Long Course 2004 24th 200m Freestyle 2.06.30
10th 400m Freestyle 4.22.78
SILVER 800m Freestyle 8.40.80
British Championships
Long Course GOLD 800m Freestyle 8.30.40
SILVER 400m Freestyle 4.10.28
BRONZE 200m Freestyle 2.01.34
2005 BRONZE 800m Freestyle 8.45.38
12th 200m Freestyle 2.05.43
=15th 400m Freestyle 4.27.55
    2003 40th 100m Freestyle 1.01.34
26th 200m Freestyle 2.08.56
12th 400m Freestyle 4.27.57
6th 800m Freestyle 9.04.44
28th 100m Butterfly 1.07.19
Short Course 2003 11th 200m Freestyle 2.06.44
20th 400m Freestyle 4.24.71
22nd 800m Freestyle 8.50.97
ASA National Championships 2003 BRONZE 400m Freestyle 4.19.38
Long Course 6th 800m Freestyle 9.03.35
2002 17th 400m Freestyle 4.37.12
National Youth Championships
Long Course 2003 11th 200m Freestyle 2.10.40
National Age Group Championships
Long Course 2002 14th 100m Freestyle 1.02.47
BRONZE 200m Freestyle 2.09.29
4th 400m Freestyle 4.30.72
4th 800m Freestyle 9.12.48
16th 100m Butterfly 1.09.66
4th 200m Butterfly 2.28.47
15th 200m I.M. 2.32.86
2001 13th 100m Freestyle 1.05.30
BRONZE 200m Freestyle 2.17.47
SILVER 400m Freestyle 4.46.45
GOLD 800m Freestyle 9.49.44
BRONZE 100m Backstroke 1.13.02
5th 200m Backstroke 2.36.65
  GOLD 200m I.M. 2.35.39
GENERAL INFORMATION


First sporting success: Winning two silver medals at the European Youth Olympics in 2003

Finest sporting success: Winning a silver medal at the European Short Course Championships in 2006

Tip for the top: Enjoy it, as long as you do you’ll get on ok!

Closest friend in sport: Kathy Wyld, Jessica Sylvester and Cassie Patten

Favourite sport other than swimming: Cricket or Rugby

Three words that best describe you: Mad, friendly and driven

Would most like to meet: Ricky Gervais

Most prized possession: My jewellery

Biggest influence on career: My family

What sort of music do you listen to
: Anything from Jack Johnson to The Arctic Monkeys

Do you have any interests outside swimming: Shopping!!

Toughest opponent: Anyone that swims faster than me

Biggest passion away from swimming: Shopping

How do you prepare for a race: I prepare by thinking back to past experiences and make sure that I’ve done the work and I make sure that I listen to my coach. 

Biggest disappointment: Not making the Commonwealth Games squad (2006).

Favourite venue and why: Ponds Forge, Sheffield. It's very clean and just generally a fantastic venue for swimming!

Tips to relax: Listen to music

Ultimate ambition: To win a gold medal at the Olympics

Where do you see yourself in 10 years: Retired!

LAST UPDATED 12th February 2007


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