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Last Updated: Monday August 11 2008 05:40 GMT

Swimming gold for Team GB

Rebecca Adlington (left) and Joanne Jackson

Swimmer Rebecca Adlington has bagged Great Britain's Olympic team a gold medal in the women's 400m freestyle.

It's the first time a British woman has swum to victory in the pool at the Games in 48 years.

Adlington won the race by just seven 100ths of a second, putting in a time of four minutes and 3.22 seconds.

And she was joined on the podium by fellow Brit Jo Jackson, who raced her way to a bronze medal, behind silver winner American Katie Hoff.

Team GB's two golds and a bronze puts them in third place in the medal table, behind second place Australia and first place America.

Britain's athletes are hoping to top the 30 prizes they took home from the 2004 Olympics in Athens.