Decking out the dive! UK swimming hope Rebecca Adlington furnishes her Olympic Village bedroom with Team GB paper-chains
Rumours are swirling that the single beds are only 5ft 8in (172.5cm) longLondon 2012 already proving to be the Twitter-lympics
Has swimmer packed her beloved 'mummy porn' trilogy 50 Shades Of Grey
12:44 GMT, 18 July 2012
Interior decorator: Rebecca Adlington has decked her Olympic room out in Team GB paperchains
She's moved into her tiny Olympic Village bedroom and is getting used to her miniature bed, reportedly only 5ft 8in long.
So UK swimming hope Rebecca Adlington, 5ft 10in, is doing everything she can to make her digs feel like home, even hanging Team GB paper-chains all over her walls.
And the world record-breaking 23-year-old, who won two
gold medals at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing in the 400m and 800m
freestyle, has posted photographs of her newly decorated room on Twitter.
The post follows earlier photographs the swimmer tweeted of her room in the Olympic Village in Stratford, east London, which she moved into with the rest of her teammates on Monday.
'Decorating our apartment in GB Flag paper chains :-)': Rebecca Adlington and her team mates have made their Olympic Village room feel like home
Of course, when you're front-crawling through the water with all your strength, attempting to snare the Olympic gold medal for Team GB, what you really need behind you is a good night's sleep.
So spare a thought for Adlington who moved in to her new digs to discover the 2012 standard issue bed is, reportedly, two whole inches shorter than her 5ft 10in frame.
The freestyle swimmer posted pictures of her bedroom on Twitter, to which followers have queried how she is planning on getting an Olympic night's sleep in a bed so small.
What a dive! Double Olympic gold medalist Rebecca Adlington settles into her new digs in the Olympic Village in Stratford, and tweets a photograph of the resulting splash
The 23-year-old from Mansfield,
Nottinghamshire, posted photographs on the social networking site
alongside the tweets, 'My bed for the next month!! :-)', and 'Only been
here a few hours and my room is a mess!!!'.
Refueling: Britain's swimming hopeful Rebecca Adlington tweets a picture of her and fellow Team GB swimmer David Carry in the dining hall at the Olympic Village in Stratford, east London
users quickly reacted, with @jez_clarke asking 'How the hell will Bolt
fit into his bed.. Hopefully he has a special one made!', and @NicolaLH
cautioning 'it's a bit small! Don't roll over & fall out x'.
Another tweet came from @M422a_Lover,
who said: 'You don't even get a double bed Austerity games right
enough! Do you have to share a shower and toilet too Good Luck.:0'
And, referring to Adlington's sport, @ellwoodblues offered support, tweeting: 'hi there. Good luck all the way. Thought they would have given you water beds tho lol.'
Adlington also tweeted photographs of her with her apartment room mates – fellow Team GB swimmers Keri-anne Payne, Sophie Allen and Stacey Tadd.
It is rumoured that the beds in the
Olympic Village apartments are only 5'8'' long, a considerable length
shorter than the long bodies of most of the athletes – especially the men.
Although the beds can be extended, perhaps the only athlete on the
British team who will wake up well-rested in the standard bed is tiny 15-year-old gymnast
Rebecca Tunney – nicknamed Twiggy – who, at 4ft 9in tall, is both the youngest and shortest
The London 2012 has been contacted to confirm the exact size of the beds but has yet to respond.
Who sleeps in a bed like this British swimmer Rebecca Adlington tweets a picture of her new bedroom, complete with GB cuddly toy mascot, in the Olympic Village, Stratford
All of a Twitter: Twitter users responded to Rebecca Adlington's photo of her tiny, 5ft 8in Olympic bed by asking how much taller athletes such as Ussein Bolt would manage in his
'Too much stuff!' Rebecca Adlington tweeted a picture of her Olympic Village bedroom and worried that she had overfilled it with her belongings
SO HOW DO THE BRITISH SWIMMING WOMEN WIND DOWN IN BETWEEN TRAINING….
Saucy swimmers: Rebecca Adlington has been sharing her beloved books with Team GB
If you've ever wondered how the
British female swimming team winds down in between training and
competing, it's not with cups of tea and episodes of Desperate
medal winner Rebecca Adlington has admitted she is 'addicted' to EL
James' racy 'mummy-porn' trilogy Fifty Shades Of Grey, a trio of books
about a young female graduate who enters a relationship with a
to a Twitter query from Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice about whether
or not the books were worth reading, the 23-year-old freestyle athlete
tweeted: 'I loved them! I've read all 3. Was so addicted! Xx'
then revealed she has now loaned two of the books to British swimmer
Joanne Jackson who might have brought them to the games.
replied that she has indeed brought them to Stratford, joining the
conversation with the tweet: 'yeah am bringing them both. It won't take
me long to read em, there [sic] quite addictive!'
if you see any of the British water babes blushing by the side of the
pool after competing in one of their events, it might not only be the
swimming race that has left them a little flushed….
Addicted: Swimmer Rebecca Adlington admits to having loved EL James' mummy-porn trilogy Fifty Shades Of Grey and says she has loaned the second book to fellow British water-babe Joanne Jackson
Roomies: British swimmer Keri-Anne Payne, far right, tweeted a picture of her and her Olympic Village room mates, fellow Team GB swimmers, from left to right, Stacey Tadd, Sophie Allen and Rebecca Adlington
Lots of luck: British swimmer Rebecca Adlington poses with some good luck balloons and posts the picture on Twitter, but she might benefit more from an extra two inches on the end of her Olympic bed
Twiggy: Tiny 4ft 9in gymnast Rebecca Tunney, 15, the youngest and shortest member of Team GB, will definitely fit in the Village's tiny beds