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Rebecca Romero MBE
Cyclist and Rower

Rebecca Romero is a unique athlete, one of only two women to have ever won Olympic medals in 2 different sports (Rowing 2004 and Cycling 2008), and the only Briton, male or female to do so.

Rebecca started rowing aged 17 at Kingston Rowing Club, and within 8 months had progressed from being a novice to being in the GB Juniors Squad, and within 3 years had won a World Championships U23 Gold medal. In 2001 Rebecca gained her first senior vest when she was selected in the quadruple sculls for the World Championships, where she made the final. 2004 that would prove to be Rebecca's breakthrough year when she was part of the crew to win silver in the Athens Olympics and win the World Cup Series overall.

Following injury in 2005, it was purely by chance she was approached by British Cycling. In April 2006 Rebecca started the second part of her amazing career and in her first ever cycling race she had become British Champion! Rebecca's rapid rise up the world cycling ranks continued and at the 2008 World Championships, she won Gold in both the individual and, team pursuit events. Rebecca won an Olympic Gold medal in Beijing in 2008 beating her teammate in the final, Wendy Houvenaghel, in the individual pursuit.

In 2011 Rebecca retired from professional cycling and set herself the challenge of completing an Ironman Triathlon. At the Rebecca's first ever full Ironman and after only 7 months of training for the event Rebecca came 5th and therefore qualified for the World Ironman Championships in Hawaii, her 3rd sport World Championships!