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Double Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington says she will not compete at the 2016 Rio Games but would like to play a secondary role for her country as the British star winds down her hugely successful career. 

Double Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington, seen here in August 2012, says she will not compete at the 2016 Rio Games but would like to play a secondary role for her country as the British star winds down her hugely successful career.

The 23-year-old became a household name following the 2008 Beijing Games, when she became the first British swimmer to win two gold medals at the same Olympics since 1908 by taking the 400m and 800m freestyle titles, but says Rio is a step too far.

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