Belfast Telegraph

Friday 19 September 2014

Swim star Rebecca Adlington to take plunge

Olympic swimming star Rebecca Adlington
Olympic swimming star Rebecca Adlington

Olympic swimming star Rebecca Adlington has announced she is engaged.

The double Beijing Olympic champion declared herself to be the "happiest person ever" after boyfriend Harry Needs, a fellow swimmer, popped the question.

Adlington (24), who announced her retirement from competitive swimming last month, told her Twitter followers: "Had the best weekend ever!!! Thank you @Harryneeds for making me the happiest person ever right now #engaged #isaidyes."

The star from Mansfield added she had been celebrating with friends after the proposal.

"Had an amazing day with some amazing people! #happy #lucky", she wrote.

The pair had announced that they were dating in summer 2011.

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