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New Years Honours

3 January, 2009

Olympic swimming heroine, Rebecca Adlington, expressed her pleasure after receiving an OBE in the New Year Honours.

The 19-year-old from Mansfield captured the hearts of the entire country with her astonishing successes in Beijing, where she was victorious in both the 400m and 800m freestyle.

Upon receiving the award, Rebecca said: "I'm absolutely delighted to receive and accept the OBE - it is fantastic to be recognised in the New Year Honours List. There are so many amazing names on the list, it's something I'll treasure for the rest of my life."