Rebecca Romero

Rebecca Romero MBE ( born January 24, 1980 in Carshalton, now one of London) is a British racing driver and former rowing athlete.

Romero, whose father is Spanish, grew up in Sussex. Your first sport was rowing. She has received the quadruple sculls twice World Champion U-23 and won in this boat class at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, the silver medal. In 2005 she was in the same boat class world champion.

Due to chronic back problems she ended her career in 2006 and started cycling to which she had been advised by a doctor. Romero quickly established itself in the world class. In December 2006 she launched in Moscow during the Track Cycling World Cup in the 3000 m individual pursuit and was second behind her compatriot Wendy Houvenaghel. The UCI Track Cycling World Championships in 2007 Romero became world champion in the individual pursuit for the first time; this title she defended at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in 2008 in their hometown Manchester, where she also won the 3000m team pursuit with its competitor Houvenaghel and Joanna Rowsell.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics Romero won the gold medal in the 3000 m individual pursuit, making it the first British woman who won Olympic medals in two different disciplines summer. In October 2011, she left the British Olympic team due to lack of success.