SLIDESHOW: Rebecca Adlington returns from Beijing with gold medals and new world record

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MANSFIELD’s Rebecca Adlington returned from Beijing with a new world record and two gold medals to shoot herself into the national spotlight.

Adlington was one of the hottest prospects in British sport and was came third in the prestigious BBC Sports Personality of the Year as a result of her swim.

08-1916-1'Rebecca Adlington with her medals as she steps of her flight from Beijing at Heathrow airport today

08-1916-1'Rebecca Adlington with her medals as she steps of her flight from Beijing at Heathrow airport today

Back in Mansfield, Adlington was greeted with a special open top bus parade around the town and was presented with a pair of her favourite Jimmy Choo shoes by mayor Tony Egginton.

Relive that moment, by taking a look at our special slideshow as Becky returned to Britain back in 2008.