Adlington special guest at Olympic dinner

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Double Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington is pictured at Long Eaton’s Trent College with BBC commentator Steve Parry and talented students from the school representing rugby, tennis, netball and hockey.

Swim star Adlington, who has now retired from competition, was at the school for a special Olympic sporting dinner. They were joined by Ilkeston cycling supremo Dave Brailsford, two-time silver medallist rower, Debbie Flood, and other members of Team GB rowing.

Students, staff and guests were treated to an astonishing insight into the makings of Britain’s recent Olympic success as well as hearing what work is ongoing to ensure that it is sustained.

The dinner was to raise funds to help the school’s talented sportsmen and women fulfil their potential.