#100MomentsIn100Days: Rebecca Adlington's Beijing Double

Olympics

ByTheMinRio2016

Adlington powering up these final 50m...but Hoff is holding her off...it looks like the American is going to take it...

But wait...WHAT'S THIS...Adlington is catching her!! 10m to go...and Rebecca takes the lead...SHE'S DONE IT!! GOLD FOR BRITAIN!!!

WOW! Staggering final leg from Rebecca Adlington. Have you ever seen anything like that? Brilliant.

The first female British gold medal in the pool since 1960. What an achievement. Take a bow Becks!

Here she comes on BBC One with some words...tissues at the ready folks.

Here's a wee replay of that final leg...25m to go she was out of it...then boom!

And she's still got the 800m to go...she couldn't...could she??

UPDATE: SHE BLOODY COULD!!! By a mile. AND IN WORLD RECORD TIME!!

UPDATE: We have a new superstar in British swimming. Rebecca Adlington. DOUBLE gold winner. Start the party!

UPDATE: She was voted 3rd in the 2008 Sports Personality of the Year award behind Lewis Hamilton and Chris Hoy.