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Team GB Olympic Gold medal swimming champion Rebecca Adlington reveals the dark side of fame: Body shaming, online trolls and staying clear of dating apps

Posted by | July 15, 2017 | Swimmers

By Gary Bloom
Saturday 15 July 2017 at 10:00AM

Not many get the privilege of listening to the innermost thoughts of some of our greatest sportsmen and women. But in my programme On The Sporting Couch, I aim to achieve, as near as possible, a 50-minute on–air therapy session as I talk to sports stars about their struggles with mental health. Rugby referee Nigel Owens talks about coming to terms with his sexuality; cricketer Marcus Trescothick explains why being on tour led to depression and anxiety; footballer Keith Gillespie discusses his gambling addiction; darts pro James Wade explains what it’s like to be bipolar; and rugby international Duncan Bell talks about the “beast of depression”.––

––But among the most revealing of my interviewees was Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington, who invited me to her home in Stockport to talk about body image, motherhood, heartbreak and the emotional damage caused by trolling…  Read more…

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