Rebecca Edwards

Rebecca Edwards BEM

Rower - Women's Squad
Club: Leander Club
Hometown: Aughnacloy

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Intro

Rebecca took up rowing at Queen’s University Belfast whilst studying for her degree in French and Spanish.

She loved sport and was a keen footballer and hockey player but wanted to try something new and something that would challenge her. She loved the social aspect of the rowing club but also found it quite rewarding as the harder she worked the better she got. After graduating she made the decision to relocate to England and row at Molesey Boat Club with aspirations of making the national team. Rebecca’s favourite memory of rowing at Molesey was making the final of the Town Challenge Cup in the first year the event was introduced at Henley Royal Regatta in 2018.

Rebecca joined the GB Rowing team in 2019. She raced in the Women’s eight at the delayed Tokyo 2020 Games completing a lifelong dream of competing at the Olympics. She has won a European silver medal and both the Remenham Challenge cup and Hambledon Pairs at Henley. In 2023 she was part of the women’s eight that won Gold at World Rowing Cup III in Lucerne and qualified the boat for Paris with a fourth place finish at the World Rowing Championships in Belgrade.

Rebecca is passionate about inspiring young girls from Northern Ireland and showing them it is possible to achieve whatever you put your mind to.

She was awarded the British Empire Medal in 2023 for Services to Rowing.

On The Water

GB Competitive Record
Year Event Position Boat
2024 World Rowing Cup II
Lucerne, SUI
9 (3 in Final B) W2-
2024 European Rowing Championships
Szeged, HUN
5 W2-
2024 World Rowing Cup I
Varese, ITA
4 W2-
2023 World Rowing Championships
Belgrade, SRB
4 W8+
2023 World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
Gold W8+
2022 European Rowing Championships
Munich, GER
Silver W8+
2022 World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
9 (3 in Final B) W4- (GBR2)
2020 Olympic Games Regatta
Tokyo, JPA
5 in Repechage W8+
2021 European Rowing Championships
Varese, ITA
4 W8+
2019 World Cup III
Rotterdam, NED
7 (1 in Final B) W8+
Year:
2024
Event:
World Rowing Cup II
Lucerne, SUI
Position:
9 (3 in Final B)
Boat:
W2-
Year:
2024
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Szeged, HUN
Position:
5
Boat:
W2-
Year:
2024
Event:
World Rowing Cup I
Varese, ITA
Position:
4
Boat:
W2-
Year:
2023
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Belgrade, SRB
Position:
4
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2023
Event:
World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
Position:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2022
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Munich, GER
Position:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2022
Event:
World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
Position:
9 (3 in Final B)
Boat:
W4- (GBR2)
Year:
2020
Event:
Olympic Games Regatta
Tokyo, JPA
Position:
5 in Repechage
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2021
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Varese, ITA
Position:
4
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2019
Event:
World Cup III
Rotterdam, NED
Position:
7 (1 in Final B)
Boat:
W8+