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Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington "so in love" after giving birth to baby girl

Retired British Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington gives birth to her first child - a baby girl.

Retired Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington has announced that she and husband Harry Needs have become parents to a baby girl.

The 26-year-old, who ended her career with two Olympic gold medals and a bronze, gave birth on June 8, four days after her due date.

A statement released to Hello! magazine read: "Becky and Harry Needs are proud parents of a gorgeous baby girl born this morning and are back home resting."

Later on Twitter, Adlington wrote: ".@harryneeds and I are over the moon as we welcomed our beautiful baby girl this morning. She's doing well and we're so in love!!!"

Adlington married fellow swimmer Needs on August 31 in Staffordshire last year.

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Ex swimmer Rebecca Adlington watches on from the stands on day three of the 2013 British Gas International meeting at John Charles Centre for Sport on March 9, 2013
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Thursday's key events


ATHLETICS
· The women's heptathlon continues with the long jump, javelin and 800m, with Katarina Johnson-Thompson now out of contention following an injury (1.10am-1.40pm)
· Andrew Pozzi pursues his dream of an Olympic medal in the men's 110m hurdles final (3.55am)
· Tom Bosworth and Callum Wilkinson are among the British hopes in the men's 20km race walk (8.30am)
· Holly Bradshaw aims to improve on fifth in Rio to challenge Greece's Katerina Stefanidi and Anzhelika Sidorova of Russia for an unlikely medal in the women's pole vault (11am)
· London 2012 champion Kirani James goes up against current world champion Steven Gardiner in the men's 400m final (1pm)

MARATHON SWIMMING
· One of the toughest Olympic events takes place in Tokyo Bay as GB's Hector Pardoe takes on the men's 20km marathon swim (10.30pm Wed)

BOXING
· Galal Yafai takes on takes on Kazakhstan's Saken Bibossinov for a spot in the gold medal bout of the fly (48kg-52kg) class (6.48am)

DIVING
· Lois Toulson and Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix (daughter of First Dates' Fred Sirieix) line up for the women's 10m platform (semi-final 2am; final 7am)

HOCKEY
· Australia face Belgium in the men's final (11am)

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