Rebecca posing with thousands of fans
Rebecca posing with thousands of fans

Are you a face in the crowd welcoming Mansfield's double Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington back to Mansfield in 2008?

Remember this time 12 years ago – the summer Olympics of 2008, when Rebecca Adlington put Mansfield on the map?

By Katrina Taylor
Wednesday, 19th August 2020, 7:42 am

The Mansfield swim star stormed her way to two gold medals in Beijing, to the delight of our town.

She was the first woman to win swimming gold for Great Britain since Anita Lonsbrough in 1960 and the first British swimmer to win more than one gold medal at a single Olympic Games since Henry Taylor won three in 1908.

She returned to Mansfield to a hero’s welcome and an open-top bus tour of the town before being welcomed home by thousands of cheering fans in Mansfield market place.

She was also presented with gold Jimmy Choos by Mayor Tony Eggington.

Have a look through our gallery and see if you can spot yourself in the crowd.

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