Rebecca Shorten

Rebecca Shorten

Rower - Women's Squad
Club: Imperial College BC
Height: 183cm
Hometown: Belfast

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Intro

Rebecca rowed as a junior in Belfast before walking away from the sport temporarily after becoming disillusioned, only for her father to encourage her to get back into a boat and chase her ambitions.

Her passion was recaptured when she joined Imperial College Boat Club while studying at Roehampton University. She graduated with a degree in sports science before juggling work commitments in a sports shop, nannying and training. Working in the shop 28 hours a week and being a nanny for another eight, meant she would only have time to train some mornings on the river Thames and each evening after 6pm at Imperial Boat Club

This determination led to her joining the GB Rowing Team in 2017 and she has thrived ever since, making her Olympic debut in the Women’s four at the delayed Tokyo 2020 Games. She became Women’s four European and World Champion in 2022. At the 2023 World Rowing Championships in Belgrade, she won a bronze medal in the women’s four, qualifying the boat for Paris 2024.

Rebecca is keen to use her voice to continue to inspire the next generation of Northern Irish rowers. She remains in close contact with her coach at Methody Boat Club and tries to visit and share her story with the athletes there as often as she can.

On The Water

GB Competitive Record
Year Event Position Boat
2024 World Rowing Cup II
Lucerne, SUI
Gold W4-
2024 European Rowing Championships
Szeged, HUN
Gold W4-
2024 World Rowing Cup I
Varese, ITA
Gold W4-
2023 World Rowing Championships
Belgrade, SRB
Bronze W4-
2023 World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
Bronze W4-
2023 World Rowing Cup II
Varese, ITA
Silver W4-
2023 European Rowing Championships
Bled, SLO
Silver W4-
2022 World Rowing Championships
Racice, CZE
Gold W4-
2022 European Rowing Championships
Munich, GER
Gold W4-
2022 European Rowing Championships
Munich, GER
Silver W8+
2022 World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
Gold W4-
2022 World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
Gold W4-
2020 Olympic Games Regatta
Tokyo, JPN
4 W4-
2021 World Rowing Cup II
Lucerne, SUI
Silver W4-
2021 European Rowing Championships
Varese, ITA
Bronze W4-
2019 World Rowing Championships
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
5 W8+
2019 World Rowing Cup III
Rotterdam, NED
5 W8+
2019 World Rowing Cup II
Poznan, POL
Bronze W8+
2019 European Rowing Championships
Lucerne, SUI
Silver W8+
2018 World Rowing Championships
Plovdiv, BUL
6 W8+
2018 European Rowing Championships
Glasgow, GBR
Silver W8+
2018 World Rowing Cup II
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
Silver W4-
2018 World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
Silver W8+
2017 World Rowing Championships
Sarasota-Bradenton, USA
5 W8+
2017 World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
Bronze W8+
2017 World Rowing Cup II
Poznan, POL
Silver W8+
2017 European Rowing Championships
Racice, CZE
4 W8+
Year:
2024
Event:
World Rowing Cup II
Lucerne, SUI
Position:
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2024
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Szeged, HUN
Position:
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2024
Event:
World Rowing Cup I
Varese, ITA
Position:
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2023
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Belgrade, SRB
Position:
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2023
Event:
World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
Position:
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2023
Event:
World Rowing Cup II
Varese, ITA
Position:
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2023
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Bled, SLO
Position:
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2022
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Racice, CZE
Position:
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2022
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Munich, GER
Position:
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2022
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Munich, GER
Position:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2022
Event:
World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
Position:
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2022
Event:
World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
Position:
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2020
Event:
Olympic Games Regatta
Tokyo, JPN
Position:
4
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2021
Event:
World Rowing Cup II
Lucerne, SUI
Position:
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2021
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Varese, ITA
Position:
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
Position:
5
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Cup III
Rotterdam, NED
Position:
5
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Cup II
Poznan, POL
Position:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2019
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Lucerne, SUI
Position:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Plovdiv, BUL
Position:
6
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2018
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Glasgow, GBR
Position:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Cup II
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
Position:
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
Position:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Sarasota-Bradenton, USA
Position:
5
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
Position:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Cup II
Poznan, POL
Position:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2017
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Racice, CZE
Position:
4
Boat:
W8+