Swimmer's 'relief' over medals

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Rebecca AdlingtonSwimming star Rebecca Adlington said she is "so relieved" after her Olympic medals were found following a break-in at her home.

The double Olympic champion had tweeted that she was "shaking" and "in absolute pieces" after believing the irreplaceable items had been stolen.


But she later shared her relief that they had been found and thanked fans for their concern.
Police are at the house investigating the burglary during which her fiance Harry Needs' keys and car were stolen, she said.

The 24-year-old first wrote on Twitter: "In absolute pieces. Some bastards have broken into my house and stolen my Olympic medals!!! Something I will never be able to replace!

"Actually shaking."

However, she later added: "Medals have been found. I'm so relieved. They've been in house and stolen Harry's car and got keys. I'm just glad no one has got hurt.

"Thank you all for the concern. The main thing I know is were safe. Life is more precious. Xxxxx"

A few hours before revealing the burglary, Miss Adlington, who is originally from Mansfield in Nottinghamshire, tweeted about an "amazing meal" in London.

The swimmer found fame in the Beijing Olympics where she won two gold medals, and at last year's London 2012 Games she took home two bronze medals.

At the beginning of the year she announced her retirement from the sport to pursue a career in broadcasting.

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