Adlington suffers from OCD, can’t stand odd numbers


I think that I have found a kink in Rebecca Arlington’s armor. Attack with for instance three laps to go, and she will have to wait a lap before starting her pursuit ;-)

The 22-year-old swimmer is only comfortable with even numbers. She said: “It’s odd numbers in particular. I can only set my alarm on two, four or six. I can’t even set it on a five or seven.
“Otherwise, I think the worst is going to happen.” Perhaps it’s just as well she swims the 400 and 800 metre races, then, and has two gold medals.

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