Rebecca Adlington Adlington set to consider future

Rebecca Adlington says she will consider her swimming future in the autumn after she has taken her break.

4 Aug 12

Rebecca Adlington Adlington beaten by US teenager

Spain

4 Aug 12

American 15-year-old Katie Ledecky stuns Rebecca Adlington to take the 800m freestyle title, with the British favourite third.

Rebecca Adlington Adlington eases into 800m final

Team GB

2 Aug 12

Britain's Rebecca Adlington begins the defence of her 800m Olympic crown by qualifying quickest for Friday's final.

Rebecca Adlington Adlington promises 800m 'fight'

Team GB

30 Jul 12

Rebecca Adlington promises to "fight like hell" to retain her Olympic 800m freestyle title after taking 400m bronze.

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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