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2009 World Rowing Championships - Bronze, women's pair

2010 World Rowing Championships - Gold, women's pair

2011 World Rowing Championships - Gold, women's pair

2012 London Olympic Games - Bronze, women's pair

2013 World Rowing Championships - Bronze, women's pair

2014 World Rowing Championships - Bronze, women's pair

2015 World Rowing Championships - Silver, women's eight

2016 Rio Olympic Games - Silver, women's pair

Rebecca is a double Olympic medallist, having won the women's pair bronze at the 2012 London Olympic Games with Juliette Haigh, and silver at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with Genevieve Behrent. At the Rio Olympic Games Rebecca raced in both the women's coxless pair and the women's eight. This was the first time in New Zealand Rowing Olympic history athletes have contested more than one event.

In 2017 Rebecca returns to the women’s eight. She has been part of this crew since 2015 where they achieved a silver medal at the 2015 World Rowing Championships and also became the first New Zealand women’s eight to qualify for the Olympic Games.

Rebecca has had a very successful career to date; in the pair she has won an Olympic bronze medal, two world titles, two world bronze medals as well as a world silver medal. Rebecca hails from Hawera, Taranaki and is a member of the Union Boat Club in Wanganui.

Rebecca now lives in Cambridge and enjoys studying interior design and is learning the art of furniture upholstery in her spare time.

Rebecca made her senior international debut in the New Zealand women’s eight in 2006, retaining her place in the crew through to the qualification attempt for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Rebecca then shifted into the pair rowing with numerous partners. In her first year in the pair Rebecca took a bronze medal at the 2009 World Championships with Emma Feathery. In 2010 Rebecca joined with Juliette Haigh in the pair and won gold at the World Championships in 2010 and 2011. Rebecca and Juliette claimed Bronze behind Great Britain and Australia at the London Olympic Games in 2012.

Rebecca paired up with Kayla Pratt in 2013 and Louise Trappitt in 2014 to win bronze at both World Championships.