2012 Olympians to Watch

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Rebecca Adlington
Text: R.J. Rico, SI.com
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Rebecca Adlington

Great Britain -- Swimming

Few in London will have the crowd behind them like Adlington, Great Britain's first swimmer to win two gold medals since 1908. Since Beijing, Adlington has had her ups and downs, but as long as the pressure of being Britain's great swimming hope does not get to her, the older and more mature Adlington could surpass her totals from 2008.

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