Rebecca Romero MBE is an English sportswoman best known for being a world champion and Olympic Games medallist in two different sports.
She started rowing aged 17 and, within eight months, had progressed from being a novice to being in the GB Juniors Squad – and within three years she had become U23 World Champion.
Going from strength to strength, Rebecca went on won a silver medal at the Athens 2004 Olympics in the quadruple sculls, and the following year was part of the British crew that won the 2005 World Championships.
Suffering from a persistent back injury, however, she retired from rowing in 2006, but her love of sport was such that she took up cycling and, before long, was competing at the highest level in her new discipline.
Rebecca enjoyed a rapid rise through the ranks in track cycling, shattering British records and becoming double World Champion and Olympic Champion all within two and a half years in the sport – this made her the first British athlete and only the second woman in history to medal in two different disciplines.
Rebecca’s success in both rowing and cycling is proof that determination, ability and hard work will allow you to break down barriers and fulfil your dreams.
The story of how she became the first British woman ever to compete in two different sports at the Olympic Games is highly motivating and inspiring, making her perfect for sports events and corporate conferences.
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