- Rebecca Adlington is a former British competitive swimmer. She is known for competing in freestyle events in international competition. She is Britain’s first Olympic swimming champion since 1988 and the first ever British swimmer to win two Olympic gold medals since 1908.
- Net Worth, Salary, and Income
- Married, Husband, and Children
- Family, Parents, and Siblings
- Body Measurement: Height, Weight, Size
Rebecca Adlington is a former British competitive swimmer. She is known for competing in freestyle events in international competition. She is Britain’s first Olympic swimming champion since 1988 and the first ever British swimmer to win two Olympic gold medals since 1908.
Rebecca Becky Adlington was born in Mansfield, England, the UK in the year 1989. Her birthdate is February 17; she is currently 29 years. She is English and belongs to the White ethnic group. Her birth sign is Aquarius. Likewise, information regarding her academic, Rebecca attended The Brunts Academic School in Mansfield. Later she graduated from the University Of Nottingham in 2009.
Net Worth, Salary, and Income
Rebecca began her journey towards swimming with Sherwood Colliery Swimming Club and was selected for the Nova Centurion Swimming Club. She swam in local swimming leagues.
Rebecca represented Britain on the 2008 Summer Olympics, she competed in the 400 and 800-meter freestyle events. In August 2008, she won an Olympic gold medal in the same event. Rebecca became the first woman to win gold for her country Great Britain since Anita Lonsbrough in 1960. She has won more than one gold medal at Olympic; she is the first British swimmer to do so.
Rebecca won two bronze in the World Aquatics Championships in Rome in 2009. In 2011, she won the 800-meter freestyle gold medal beating Lotte Friis. Followed by the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, she won bronze in the 400-meter freestyle.
Rebecca is a talented swimmer and is very famous in the world. And it seems that she has earned and pocketed an impressive amount of money and fortune. And her net worth swings around $1.1 million.
Married, Husband, and Children
Rebecca was married to former swimmer Harry Needs in 2014. The couple had a daughter together. Rebecca gave birth to her beautiful daughter in the summer of 2015. The swimmer’s couple married life was not working out; the couple decided to call off their marriage.
Rebecca and Harry separated in June 2016
Rebecca was heartbroken after she had a divorce. Over time, she found someone who could console her broken heart. She fell in love with Andrew Parson; their relationship went public after the couple attended a wedding together. Andrew is a property developer.
Family, Parents, and Siblings
Rebecca was born to her English parents, father Steve Adlington and mother, Kay Adlington. Regarding her parents, there is no further information about them.
Rebecca has two sisters, Laura and Chloe Adlington. In 2005, Laura was affected by encephalitis, she recovered over time, but its impact inspired Rebecca; it made her more determined and made her train harder.
Rebecca also became an Ambassador of The Encephalitis Society in 2009.
Body Measurement: Height, Weight, Size
Rebecca has a very fit body; she religiously exercises and lives a healthy life. She possesses a decent height and stands tall with a height of 5 Feet 11 Inches and weighs about 70 kg. She has blonde hair with light brown eyes.