Video: Olympic champion Adlington says GB swimmers will inspire in London

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Mansfield’s double Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington says GB swimmers could inspire a new generation of stars, with a strong performance at May’s European Aquatics Championships in London.

Adlington won gold in the 400m and 800m at the Beijing Olympic Games, before winning two bronze medals in the same events at London 2012, making her Britain’s most decorated female Olympian ever alongside rower Katherine Grainger.

Her performances in the latter were in front of a raucous home crowd and undeniably helped encourage youngsters to take up the sport.

And history could be repeated later this summer with the London Aquatics Centre Queen Elizabeth Park hosting the 2016 European Aquatics Championships.

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