Great Britain Takes Women's 400m Freestyle Gold
Rebecca Adlington has achieved a fabulous Gold for Britain in a tremendous last gasp surge.
Britain's Rebecca Adlington made a sensational late surge to take Olympic gold in the women's 400m freestyle.
The Mansfield 19-year-old left it late to overtake America's Katie Hoff and become Britain's first female Olympic swimming champion for 48 years.
She pipped Hoff, who led throughout, by just seven 100ths of a second, winning in four minutes and 3.22 seconds.
Adlington was joined on the podium by team-mate Jo Jackson, who also staged a late rally to grab bronze behind Hoff.
The British pair paced their race to perfection, reaching 100m and 200m in sixth and eighth place respectively.
Just over half a second separated the field at the halfway point, with Adlington reaching 300m in fifth and Jackson just ahead in fourth.