The lowest point of the Olympics so far came in the BBC studio. No, it wasn’t Colin Jackson and Denise Lewis leaping around, screaming, and cheering Mo Farah to victory. It was the moment when Gabby Logan dangled the imaginary carrot of an appearance on Strictly Come Dancing in front of Rebecca Adlington.
Becky Adlington’s swimming career had been quietly building momentum before she finally freestyled her way into the public eye, with a double gold medal victory at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and two gold and two bronze medals at the Delhi Commonwealth Games. In connection with Speedo’s Aqualab program I was invited to meet Adlington, fresh [...]
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