Rebecca and Daley take plunge

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Water babies Rebecca and Daley could teach their Olympic namesakes a thing or two about aquatics.

The Asian short-clawed otter pups were born 10 weeks ago at Chester Zoo, where staff have named them after two of Team GB’s gold medal hopefuls – swimmer Rebecca Adlington and diver Tom Daley.

Keeper Hannah Sievewright said: “These are one of the zoo’s most adept species in the water so we thought it was very apt to name our new-born pups after two of our best athletes from the pool. Hopefully, the real Tom Daley and Rebecca Adlington will demonstrate similar aquatic prowess to that of our otters and grab gold at the Games.” PICTURE: Peter Byrne/PA.