Rebecca Romero MBE

First Team GB Member To Win Medals In Two Different Sports

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Rebecca Romero MBE is an English sportswoman best known for being a world champion and Olympic Games medallist in two different sports. The Olympic speaker 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. Showcasing extreme levels of adaptability and versatility, Romero often discusses how vital it is to be able to adapt to new situations.

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 the Olympic speaker the first British athlete and only the second woman in history to medal in two different disciplines. A truly incredible achievement, Romero often talks about winning Olympic medals in two different sports and the drive and determination required to succeed. Having won a gold medal in the 2008 Olympic Games for the individual pursuit, Romero recognises the importance of peak performance and how it is vital from both a sports and business perspective.

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 the perfect Olympic speaker for private events and corporate conferences. More recently, Romero has set up a business called Romero Performance which is a sports performance consultancy organisation.

To book Rebecca Romero MBE for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.

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When speaking at events, Rebecca is known to discuss the following topics:

  • Drive & Determination
  • Adaptability
  • Versatility
  • Peak Performance
  • Maximising Success

Over the course of her career Rebecca has earned the following achievements:

  • One gold medal at the Olympic Games
  • Two gold medals at the World Championships
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