Rebecca Romero: Rider profile
REBECCA ROMERODate of birth: 24/01/1980
From: Twickenham, London
Team: Great Britain
Disciplines: Track (pursuit and points race)
CAREER PROFILERebecca Romero started her sporting career as a rower, winning the 2005 World Championships and an Olympic silver medal before retiring from competition due to back injuries in 2006.
After turning to cycling, Romero progressed with remarkable ease. In only her third year of elite cycling competition, Romero took two World titles at the Manchester World Championships. Claiming that silver in the quadruple sculls in Athens had plagued her ever since, she finally laid her Olympic demons to rest in Beijing where she won gold in the individual pursuit.
Since competing in the Olympics - as with many of Britain’s track cyclists - Romero made many public appearances and soon prompted speculation that she was considering changing to a third sport in London (after rowing in Athens and cycling in Beijing).
World champion, pursuit
World champion, team pursuit
Olympic champion, individual pursuit
British champion, pursuit
British TT champion
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