2012 Olympics | July 27 - August 12
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Global Athletes to Watch

Rebecca Adlington Text: Mack Woodruff, SI.com
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Rebecca Adlington

Adlington is a 23-year-old British freestyle swimmer who had immense success in Beijing. She won gold medals in the 400- and 800-meter freestyle events, breaking the world record in the 800 final.
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