Bronze for Adlington
Rebecca Adlington claimed Great Britain's first London 2012 medal in the pool when she produced a performance full of her customary guts and determination as she took bronze in the 400 metres freestyle.
The race was won by Frenchwoman Camille Muffat in a new Olympic record and textile world record of four minutes 01.45 seconds with American Allison Schmitt second.
However, it was a superb swim by Adlington, forced to swim out of lane eight after only just scraping into the final. The 23-year-old came from sixth at halfway to touch in 4mins 03.01secs.