Rebecca Adlington

Adlington in great place - Furniss

Rebecca Adlington's coach Bill Furniss tells BBC Radio Nottingham the Mansfield swimmer is in "a great place" and could not be better prepared to defend her two Olympic titles.

27 Jul 12

Rebecca Adlington Adlington keen to ease off training

Team GB

13 Jun 12

Double Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington tells BBC East Midlands that she is delighted she only has four more weeks of intense training.

Adlington rival aims to 'break British hearts'

Team GB

16 Dec 11

Denmark's Lotte Friss tells BBC Sport's Chris Mitchell that she's aiming to break Rebecca Adlington's heart at the next year's Olympics in London.

Payne focused on Olympic qualification

Swimming

13 Jul 11

Britain's Keri-Anne Payne says her main priority for July's World Swimming Championships in China is ensuring qualification for the London Olympics in 2012.

Final Results

Final results by Athlete
Rank Athlete Country Medal moment Result
1 Ledecky USA 8:14.63 AM
2 Belmonte Garcia ESP 8:18.76
3 Adlington GBR 8:20.32
View full results for Women's 800m Freestyle

Head to Head

Rebecca Adlington vs Ellie Faulkner

Rebecca Adlington

Rebecca Adlington One to watch Great Britain & N. Ireland flag

London 2012 medals

2

London 2012 appearances

4

London 2012 results

8:20.32 Women's 800m Freestyle

Height

1.79m (5'10")

Weight

70kg

Age

25

Ellie Faulkner

Ellie Faulkner Great Britain & N. Ireland flag

London 2012 medals

0

London 2012 appearances

3

London 2012 results

8:38.00 Women's 800m Freestyle

Height

1.65m (5'5")

Weight

55kg

Age

21

View the London 2012 medallist table